I was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1952. I lived in Florida growing up and attended high school in both Neptune Beach, FL and Coral Gables, FL. I lived on Key Biscayne for three years before moving back to Jacksonville to begin a business in landscaping and landscape maintenance. I was married in 1975 and moved to Gainesville, FL where I attended the University of Florida for undergraduate and law school. My wife and I moved to Boulder, CO in 1980 and have been here ever since, raising two daughters.