I was born and raised in the little town of Brunswick, Maine. Upon graduating from High School, I enlisted in the US Army to complete my then manitory serivce obligation. I retired from active duty 20 years later in Tampa, Florida. I am married to Teena and between us we have 4 children, 7grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Teena was the collector in the family when we married in 1988. I decided that I would take an interest in her Bossons hobby and joined the International Bossons Collectors Society in January of 1992. Almost immediately I was contacted by a member from St. Petersburg, Florida who wanted me to join the local Florida chapter that was just forming. After several years of attending meetings, I became the Director of the Florida chapter and remained so until the 20th Annual Meeting of the IBCS. It was at that meeting that I as elected President and continue to serve.