I was born in Ames, Iowa. I spent 20 years in the Navy as a Culinary Specialist. While I was in the Navy I traveled 1/2 way around the world and back. I lived in VA Beach for 12 years, Scotland, Italy and Antarctica. I retired from the Navy in 2004. I have a degree from Iowa State U. in Hotel, Restaurant mang. I am a photographer, but I also know how to cater, cook for groups. Worked with security while in the Navy. I am funny and make people laugh.