I earned my education at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1978. I was in Navy R.O.T.C. and got commissioned, spent four years as an Engineering Duty Officer on U.S. Navy warships. I then worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for seven years, then finished out my career at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as an Engineer Revenue Agent. I dealt with the tax aspects of industrial manufacturing. I am retired and a professional engineer in Texas. I am currently plant manager at Rain Fresh Bottled Water.