I was born and raised in Florida. I taught myself to program on a TRS-80 in
the summer of 1977. My interest in astronomy began by listening to
Jack Horkheimer's telephone tape, ``What's up in the night sky,''
every night one winter. After spending four years with the US Army, I
went back to college. I met my wife in my sophomore year, at the
University of North Carolina. We were married in 1990. I graduated
with a BS in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. I went on to get a
MSEE at the North Carolina A&T State University. I am now the
Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Machine Learning
for L3 Technologies, Advanced Programs Division.