Inspired by Alan A. Rasmussen, I wanted to be an architect and enrolled at CSM. My professor at CSM, Ms. Rempel totally discouraged me so I took a few Accounting classes very half heartedly. Finally my buddy Lew Hibben was flunking out and he was not invited to re-enroll. We then joined the Army together. He went to Ankara Turkey and married his high school sweetheart (Arlene Cameron - '61) and I went to Vietnam and married nobody. After being discharged (rank of SP5-E5) I worked for a while rising to the exalted status of shop steward before reenrolling in school. I went to San Jose State and continued in Accounting. I graduated, became a CPA, married and divorced a San Jose State girl and after overseas stints (as CPA with PMM & Co and Arthur Andersen) met and married my current wife, Carmel when I was 51. We are now retired and live in downtown San Francisco. I have no children of my own but do have 9 stepchildren and 28 great and grandchildren.
Places Lived Outside CA: Fort Devens, MA in 62-63; Saigon VN 11/63 - 7-65; Taipei, Taiwan 74 – 77; Tokyo, Japan 85 - 89
Besides my Accounting career, along the way I owned two bike shops in Redwood City from 89-92. Was an avid cyclist until I wasn’t.
I am a longtime 49er season ticket holder and a Giants season ticket holder for several years. I follow all major sports and participate in fantasy leagues.
My exercise is at the Y where I do cardio and machines.
I love animals but live where they aren't permitted.
All time Favorite Movies: The Godfather, Hoosiers, Titanic, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
Education/Career: BS Accounting San Jose State; MBA Taxation Golden Gate University; CPA in California.
Tell us about your chosen career path. What have you done all these years to pay the rent?: I've done what I was told to do and always say "Yes Dear".
I absolutely love retirement. The transition was unbelievably easy and the grandchildren have kept me alert. I always do Sudoku and I am the San Francisco District Coordinator for AARP's volunteer tax program. I'll continue until I am on the other side of the grass.