Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Interested in Nature my whole life and started birding/collecting insects as a young boy. Bachelor of Science from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio (1971). Masters of Forestry from Duke University (1974). Entomologist for Colorado State Forest Service 1974-2005. Have lived in Fort Collins, CO since 1974. Three grown sons, four grandchildren. Frequent public speaker/writer/photographer on nature subjects.