I began my driving career at 11, driving a truck. Later, cleaning up railroad train wrecks brought me to equipment operation, including 100-ton cranes. I fought forest and wildland fires during 55 years operating dozers and excavators. Then worked as a diesel mechanic for several trucking companies and offshore oil drilling platforms.
Travel was instigated at a really early age. By 19, I had been to forty-seven states and four foreign countries. At the age of 53, I took early retirement, bought an ocean blue water sailboat, and set out on an epic voyage for the past 28 years.
In between all of this, I designed and built timber homes and straw bale homes in the California Sierras and Central Mexico.