He has been a life-long student of history! His career includes having been a teacher for
32 years and an Adjunct professor for 5 years. He also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force
Reserve for 23 years. His educational background includes a M. Ed, M.A, and Ed. S. As a graduate student he was accepted into the National Historical Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta.
He has also traveled throughout the West and read extensively on the subject. For him, history is re-living the past to evaluate the present. A
fascinating journey! A drama of historical events!
The initial spark that ignited his interest in the American West was his discovery of the Rockies in 1982. He traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park and states that he has never been the same since! His travels include many of the famous battlefields; Sand Creek, the Fetterman site, Washita River, Rosebud, Custer's Last Stand and Wounded Knee. His wanderings have taken him to the grave sites of Chief Red Cloud, Major Marcus Reno and Custer's scout Curley, John "Liver-Eating" Johnston, Buffalo Bill, "Wild" Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Doc Holliday. One can see from this list that he has not been an "Armchair Historian."