I grew up on the Central Coast of California in a little town called Los Osos. After graduating from San Jose State, in 1983, I went into the Navy and spent most of my 15 years doing aviation maintenance management. This gave me the opportunity to design processes and solve operational problems. I also got to work with civilian acquisition people just before early retirement. My last 20 years have been spent doing various different things with software and construction, that don’t line up with a single career, but I am finding myself drawn towards supporting government leaders and helping to form public policy.