I am a lifelong learner and have always been curious. I enjoy reading, researching, and writing.

I was born and have lived in Eastern Iowa all of my life.

I graduated with an associate degree from Kirkwood Community College.

I am a member of the Landlords of Iowa and owner occupy my rental duplex.

I promote literacy and learning by volunteering my time at several area libraries.

I am a Freemason see my page about that. I am a member of other groups, such Jaycees, Toastmasters, Mindbridge Foundation, Indian Creek Nature Center, Genealogical Society of the County, and the Calyx Institute https://calyxinstitute.org/.