I was born in Pittsfield, Ma. My dad moved us to Oceanside, Ca. when I was a year old, (he was fed up with the winter weather). I went through Oceanside schools starting with grade school at Palmquist Elementary, then Jefferson Junior High and finally graduated from Oceanside High School in 1976. I met my wife Jean in 1980. We got married in 1983, had my son Keith in 1984 and then my daughter Ashley in 1988. Jean and I moved the family back to Massachusetts in 1993 to raise the kids in a small town environment. After the kids finished school Jean and I decided to move back to California in 2007, (we were fed up with the winter weather).