I was born in Indiana and grew up in Iowa, Kentucky, and Illinois. I earned degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of Illinois, and served in the U.S. Army with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany during the height of the Cold War.
A mathematician and cartographer by training, I began my career with R.R. Donnelley Cartographic Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the time the largest custom mapping firm in the country and later the industry spinoff that would become known as MapQuest. I’ve also been a factory worker, a chef, a jeweler, and a teacher.
I like to draw and paint. I’m a devoted rock hound and tree hugger. I’m relearning the piano and clarinet, old friends from boyhood.
The riverside scene above is where I sat for hours at a time in my adolescence, pondering the topology of the universe. As you may guess, I wasn’t the most popular boy in the school. Nor was I voted most likely to succeed.
Write to me via the Contact page. I’m a cartographer—I’ll tell you where to go.