Navy at age 17, as a Hull Maintenance Technician, and attended
general and advanced welding schools. Served on the following
ships: USS Barbey (FF-1088), USS Hewitt (DD-966), USS Samuel Gompers
(AD-37) and the USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), retired after 20 years
The Navy took me to
places like Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Diego Garcia, Fiji, Guam,
Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kwajalein Atoll, Philippines, Singapore,
Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. But most were before the
photo bug bit me.
as a welder for a Washington State manufacturing company. Volunteers
for the US Forest Service, locating and clearing old hiking trails
so they can be reopened for use.
Taking a break on Mount Athabasca, with
Athabasca Glacier behind me in Jasper National Park, Alberta,
My favorite time to travel is in Winter. The deeper
the snow, the less people out playing in it. Mount Shasta, California
Standing at the edge of the Little "A"
Glacier on Mount Athabasca, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
This this four and a half foot windfall was across
the Notch Pass Trail. Another volunteer and I cleared a path through
it, this trail is being reopened by volunteers only. Olympic National
Forest, Washington (2003).