Born Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA.  Holy Spirit/St Francis elementary and junior high schools.  White Oak High School.  University at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a Bachelor of Science, History.

Five years in the United States Marine CorpsMOS 7220 Air Traffic Control Officer

After Hawaii, I lived in Fukuma, Japan - Raleigh, NC & Alexandria,VA.  Worked the door at a nightclub for a bit, did some contract security work.

Then Fukutsu, Japan for 5 years while working as an ALT [Assistant Language Teacher] in the JET [Japan Exchange and Teaching] Programme.
Best job ever.  Honestly.

Two years in Monrovia, Liberia.

Two years in Bangkok, Thailand.

Now back in the USA for a bit...