He was born at a very early age to be close to his mother. ?? He grew up in two places, St. Louis in the wintertime and southwest Kansas during the spring, summer, and fall, working with his grandfather on a small farm and ranch, also pumping oil wells. He developed a love of the outdoors and a work ethic that allowed a great deal of time for hunting, fishing, love for horses, and blacksmithing. ?? He signed up for a trip to Paris ?? and later found out it was Perris Island! He made a career in the Marines and went from Private to 1st Lieutenant. He still enjoys anything outdoors from classic car and truck restorations to blacksmithing. Currently he helps middle-class families by educating them concerning financial matters to give them the same opportunity as the 1%ers with their financial counselors. He’s also set up a foundation for veterans and their families to have access to equine therapy and Boerboels for service dogs ?? that they can raise and train themselves.