Born and raised in St. Paul Minn. After high school i served in the u.S.Coast Guard. In 1974 I moved to Orlando Fl. I was hired at the Altamonte Springs Fire Dept. and also taught firefighting and other rescue classes at Seminole State College. I retired after 28 years and began the boating life in Daytona Beach Fl.. I currently have an Albin trawler and she is docked in New Smyrna Beach Fl. .