I was made in Ohio but born and raised in South Minneapolis. I attended Washburn High School and the U of M. I was a USAF Sergeant in the medical and dental field. I owned a small plastic bag manufacturing company with 52 employees. I coached youth sports for over 25 years. I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Carol for 65 years, so far. I have two sons, one granddaughter, two step-granddaughters and two step-great-grandchildren: one boy and one girl. I have been singing with Alive & Kickin since the beginning and it has really kept me alive and kickin! It makes a difference. It gave me a purpose and I look forward to it every week, every rehearsal and every gig.