Grew up in the neighborhood of Kensington in San Diego for seventeen years. Been riding in the Borrego area for over five decades. Completed a twenty year career in Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopter Aviation as an Aviation Maintenance Technician and Flight Mechanic and EMT. After retiring from the USCG, I then went into civilian aviation for another five years. Now I'm retired. Moved to Borrego Springs full time in 2005.