Raised in Texas as son of Baptist preacher, moved to Arizona. Graduated from U. of Arizona, Tucson. Moved to California. Masters from Ca. State U.- Fullerton. Taught for 35 years. Semi-Retired by coaching/Athletic Dir. at Yosemite High & Minarets High in California. Run Yosemite Volleyball Club and Sierra Tennis Club. Travel frequently. Have stayed on 17 islands in Caribbean and Europe, Scotland, etc. Married to Juel. Four children. Three teachers and one nurse.