I was born and raised in the great state of West Virginia. I am a proud graduate of Logan High School where I spent most of my working years teaching History. I hold two degrees from Marshall University: an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Social Sciences and a Master's Degree in Geography with a Minor in History. I taught History in the local public school system for forty years and also served as an Adjunct Professor of History at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. I am now retired and enjoy spending time with my family.