Came to state of Washington from Connecticut after father's death to be near mom's family. College at Washington State University 1972- spring of 1977. 1st employed by Red Lion Inn's in Vancouver, Wa. Shortly thereafter began working for CE John Co, a shopping center developer and property management company located also in Vancouver Wa. Married Barbara in 1985, celebrating many anniversaries, and created two wonderful daughters, Jessica (23) and Hannah (21). Plan to remain in the Portland, Oregon metro area into retirement.