Grew up in Des Moines, Urbandale, if you want to be specific. College in Cedar Falls at the great Univerisity of Northern Iowa. Then moved to Santa Cruz to work for Borland, which spun off to become Starfish, that was purchased by Motorola. Then got laid off. A couple of years later, I started at LightSurf, which got purchased by Verisign. Then I had a stroke. Then went back to work, then got laid off. Worked briefly for FullPower in the summer of 2010. Started grad school at American InterContinental University. in the summer of 2011. Working on my Masters of Infomration Systems. Started at Book Hub the last week of July.