Born in Madison Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) in 1963, grew up in State College Pennsylvania (Go Lions!). BA from Vassar College, MBA from Penn State. Former US Navy Supply Corps Officer; served on an Aegis Cruiser (USS Normandy); a Submarine (USS Minneapolis-St Paul), and at SEAL Team 2. Now works for General Dynamics Electric Boat as the Manager for Resource Planning. Member of the Friends of the Valley Railroad. Married to a 4.5 star wife (she loses half a star because she only tolerates my hobby) and has 3 boys, only one of whom is interested in model trains. Ya can't win em all.