My folks were southerners. Dad was stationed in New Jersey on his way to Korea. He was there the year I was born. He saw me for the first time when I was nine months old. The Army told him he was going back to Korea for another year. He said he wasn’t going back to Korea even if it was peacetime! The factories were paying more than the Army so with a family to raise, he became a civilian after nine and half years.
So, I was born and raised in New Jersey on fried chicken, grits, mashed potatoes and gravy. My folks talked Southern and my friends were true Northerners with the accent.
Attended college, joined the Air Force, and started the Accounting & Tax Consultation business in Central Florida 1982.
CPA, State of Arkansas (Inactive), April, 1976. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Society of Accountants.
MBA, University of Utah, June, 1975. Concentration on quantitative aspects of finance, accounting, marketing, statistics and linear programming to provide a broad base of management training.
BSBA, University of Arkansas, January, 1971. Vice-President, Beta Alpha Psi (honorary national accounting fraternity). Article published in national newsletter.
Faculty Member Adjunct, University of Central Florida. Taught Principles of Accounting, Intermediate & Managerial Accounting. 5 years.
U.S. Air Force Missile Launch Officer. Instruct missile combat crews on and insure compliance with Air Force, Strategic Air Command & local unit directives. Assigned to Alternate Command Post to direct & monitor wing activities of Titan II nuclear weapons systems. Captain.
My FAMILY, Reading and Sports, Baseball, Yankees, Razorbacks, Magic Basketball, Model Railroading & Tae-Kwon Do (First Degree Black in Korean martial art of self-defense. Traveled to Korea in 1990 to receive personalized instruction and train with the Korean Olympic team.)