Born to Natasha and Steve Anastasia in New York, 1st generation US. Adopted at a young age to the Hefty family. Five brothers Spiro, William , George, Lee, and John. One sister Maryann. Married to Bette, we have one son Joshua David Hefty. Studied Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. Have worked primarily in the hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste industry. Private, public, governmental, and educational areas of employment. Lived in New York, Miami, Houston, Buenos Aires, Nassau, Tulsa, Stone Mountain, Knoxville, Athens Greece.