Born in Austin, Texas. Graduated from college at Sul Ross State University, taught school for 10 years at Dripping Springs High School. Was in business in Dripping Springs from 1980 to 1989 (grocery store, hardware\lumber, newpaper owner, convience store at Hamilton Pool, and rancher of cattle, sheep, and angora goats. Father of two sons. Married to "Dolly" and moved to Las Vegas, NM in 1989. Ranched on 18,160 acres at Maes, NM until 2004 when I sold the ranch. Live in a historic Victorian house in Las Vegas.