My story dates all the way back to the Ford administration. I was born on June 22nd, 1976, just before the big bicentennial celebration took hold of the country that summer. On the same day, The Grateful Dead played two rousing sets opening with U.S. Blues in Upper Darby, PA. Also, on this same day, President Ford scratched his head after having misplaced a 7 iron during a frustrating day on the golf course.
I grew up in a sleepy little town called Ada in Oklahoma. It had a college, and I enjoyed growing up there for the most part. Looking back does provide a fresh perspective on how little we knew then. In this vain, Jack Kerouac once said, “I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” Of course high school was fun and roared by in a flash. I went to East Central University in Ada for many years. Then I decided to go to The University of Oklahoma where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video.
After graduation, my brother Kamron and I moved to San Diego. One of our friends’ was out there, and we thought San Diego sounded like a pretty good spot to start a career. Since then I’ve mainly worked in sales and account management. Every day my goal at work is to learn something I didn’t know the day before. That’s a good philosophy I believe. My future is looking up, and I am excited to greet the next horizon in this shrinking world.