I was born in
Muncie, Indiana, in 1948. This was a small town with
corn fields around it and a river meandering through.
The river was my continual adventure. Muncie was a
good place to grow-up.
My early years were
spent in Indiana, but at about 6 years of age I moved to
Southern California and spent all my time at the Ocean.
I returned to Indiana a few years later.
I attended public
school from the 4th Grade through High School there.
Soon thereafter I moved to California again, where I lived
most of my life, again, back to the Ocean.
I have a brother,
Jimmy, and two sisters, Paula and Sheila, and a loving
mother, her friends call her "Vi" (Violet), we
call her Mom. I have a son, Dean, and two daughters,
Dani and Sonja. Last, but by no means least, the love
of my life for the past 30-years, my wife and
|And Bill Morris, a very
special and dear friend to my family, and husband
to my Mom.
This picture was
taken when my Mom and Bill were visiting in 1988,
while Barbara and I were working for an Australian
firm, Plenty River Mining Company.
My hobbies include
fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, underwater diving,
the practice of the art of falconry, and of course,
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1985 - Present Self Study
Outdoor Photography, Graphics Art, Web
Site Design and Marketing, and, Webmaster
- Photography ( 35mm), Graphics Design,
Illustration, Web Design and Development, Web Site Maintenance
and Marketing, Image Scanning.
- Programs used; Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator, Macromedia’s Freehand Graphics Studio, Kai
Power Tools, Bryce 3D, Corel Webmaster Suite, MS FrontPage,
Cakewalk Pro, etc.
1985 - 1985 Parks College
Alb., New Mexico
G6 Certifications (AWS/AMSE)
- Certified in all Welding positions
using TIG, MIG, Arc, and Oxy-acetylene Welding on Steel,
Stainless and Aluminum, also Plasma Arc and Oxy-acetylene
1976 - 1976 Coastal School
of Deep Sea Diving Oakland, Cal.
Certified Deep Sea Diver
- Certified as working deep sea diver,
depths in excess of 200 feet. Specialties including
surveying, pneumatics, hydraulics, and underwater welding and
1971 - 1975 North American
School of Conservation Scranton, PA.
Wildlife and Forestry
- Certified courses in the management of
wildlife and the habitat. Studies included water and
soil monitoring, and the effects of civilization upon the
1968 - 1968 Westinghouse
Blueprint Reading Muncie, Ind.
Advanced Blueprint Reading and Layout
- Constructed blueprints for structural
design layouts in reference to Mega-Power Transformers.
1967 - 1968 Manpower
Combination Welding/Blueprint Muncie, Ind.
Advanced Welding Technique and Blueprint
- Advanced welding techniques in ferrous
and non-ferrous metals, combined with Oxy-acetylene cutting,
brazing and soldering. Blueprint reading and layout
studied and applied.
1965-1967 United States
Navy, Honorable Discharge
- Served on Aircraft Carriers;
USS Independence CVA-62
1963-1965 Southside High
School Muncie, Ind.
- Studies in the areas of Algebra,
Civics, Social Science, Geometry, English, Geography, Zoology
and Botany, etc.