I was a US Navy Hospital Corpsman. I trained at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Camp LeJeune. I was in Vietnam with Lima 3/5 Marines. I have a BA in economics and a minor in finance which I received from Cleveland State University. I worked at Union Carbide for seven years in inventory accounting. Then as an investment analyst at Economic Plans, Inc. and Cycle-Tech where I was President. I eventually worked for the DOD in the Defense Finance Accounting Department where a I eventually retired.
After retirement we moved to St. George, Utah and then finally to Mesquite, Nevada to be closer to the VA Medical Center due to my ALS diagnosis.