I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation I entered the Air Force and served as a transportation and logistics officer until my retirement as a colonel in 1993. I then went to work for a Denver-based transportation organization and became president of their van line division, before leaving that enterprise after 13 more years. I am now happily semi-retired in Colorado Springs and enjoying the opportunity to photograph landscapes in places where most people come to visit for only two weeks the year at best. I am married to my wife of 41 years and have two sons, both living in Colorado, and each giving me two grandchildren (two boys and two girls).