I am a retired military officer and flight instructor. I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area of Florida where I entered military service. I am a father of three wonderful young adults and a young Grandfather. I find greater reward and satisfaction with the simpler things in life; good food, beverages, nature, and socializing with quality people. I love all types of aquatic related activities; lakes, beaches, and especially the ocean. I also appreciate the beauty of mountains and sunsets and riding my motorcycle. My experiences in life provided me the ability to see 25% of the world, yet I still love to travel.