I was born in 1950 in Lawton, OK and grew up there. I left when I was 17 and finished high school and college in Oklahoma City. I started my civil service career while in high school working for the U.S. Postal Service. After college I went to work for the Internal Revenue Service, starting as an office auditor and then spending the last 20 of 32 years as an appeals officer retiring in 2005. I have been interested in the youngearth creation science movement, to some extent, since the early 1990s. Kent Hovind has presented the opportunity for me to dabble in my youngearth creationscience hobby as well as the antigovernment movement to which Kent Hovind is associated i.e., tax protesters sovereign citizens.