- Born in Logan, West Virginia. Descendent of original Shawnee settlers.
- Grew up in Florida's Space Coast, Brevard County. My dad and uncles were all missile men. Saw every Apollo launch.
- Lived in Washington, DC area from 1983 through 2001. Associated with the US Army Night Vision Lab, the US Navy Air Systems Command, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL).
- Lived in Pasadena, CA from 2011 to the present (right down the road from Cal Tech, a few blocks from where Einstein stayed when he guest faculty).
Particapted in historic space missions: the Clementine Lunar Orbiter and the Near Earth Asteroid Mission.