Grew up in Burien, attended Highline High. In scouting since I was little, finishing as an sea explorer Eagle Scout and adult scout leader. A BA degree in fine arts/Drama. Naval Aviator flying the carrier based A4 attack and S2 anti submarine aircraft in the 70's. Eight years in a family clothing business so I know something about business. In the 80's and 90's a flight instructor SEL-MEL-INST, a charter pilot and Airline Captain with United Express, a simulator instructor with FlightSafety International in the BA-31 Jetstream, EMB-120 Brasalia, and DH-8/100-200-300 Dash 8 aircraft. Retired in 2012 and my hobbies are Live Theatre, Bike Racing, and Skiing. I currently run a theatre program through Seattle Parks for seniors. I am married to the wonderful Marilyn Brockman. I have 3 children, 2 step children, and 5 grandchildren, and 6 bikes.