Born and raised on the high shrub steppe of Eastern Washington, I was the oldest of three kids. Growing up on a hobby ranch with parents who shared a passion for reading, I learned something about computers, livestock management, and horseback riding, to marksmanship and international affairs. Pursuing a ministry career, I met my wife at Prairie Bible College in Alberta Canada. We married four years later and settled down in Tri-Cities, WA
Having been introduced to Ranch & Home, a local farm and feed supply store at the age of five I applied right out of college. Beginning as a cashier, I worked my way up to primary technology support and social media manager. Seeking to widen my experience I spent six months at Amazon.com providing tech support for their Kindle Reader. Now at Bethel Church, I am am the sole system admin responsible for 85+ users across four locations in a mixed Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS environment.