I was born in Seattle in 1961 and have been living in western Washington ever since. I developed a passion for wilderness adventures when, as a child, I started backpacking in the Mount Rainier National Park. In High School, I developed a keen interest in photography and computer graphics. These interests motivated me, at the University of Washington, to study earth sciences and to earn degrees in Physics and Astronomy. Soon there after I began flying, and earned my Commercial and Instrument pilot rating. Today I own and operate a business that delivers turnkey solutions for digital signage and multimedia information systems called Rocket Media Systems, LLC..