"Born in Detroit, Michigan, the oldest of six children, grew up in Royal Oak & Beverly Hills, and graduated with an aerospace engineering degree from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He became a Naval Aviator and flew the carrier-based A-7E Corsair II, the T-2 Buckeye, TA-4 Skyhawk and the F/A-18E. A heart attack cut his 14-year military career short so he returned to Michigan in 1994 with his wife and three sons where he worked 22 years as a controls engineer in the auto industry. He is married to Mary Ellen, his love of 37 years. His writing includes short stories from his Navy flying days and a spoof series about Animal Control Officers that echos the Dragnet TV show from the 60’s."