Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, right in the middle of country, I completed a bachelors degree in Finance from Texas Tech University. I moved to Colorado in early 1984 and settled in Colorado Springs late in 1985. My wife Phyllis and I have been married since 1976. She is also a West Texas native and Texas Tech grad. We have 2 sons: Chad lives here in Colorado Springs with his wife and 2 children while Kyle lives in Maui, Hawaii. I am a Pikes Peak Range Rider and enjoy my equestrian activities as well as golf.