I was born Sept. 26, 1960, in San Rafael, Calif. I spent my early childhood years on Vine Street in Paso Robles, Calif. My grade school years were spent in Morro Bay, Calif. My secondary school years were spent in Atascadero, Calif., where I graduated from high school in 1978.
The vast majority of my working career was at Zurn Wilkins in Paso Robles, Calif., where I stayed approximately 34 years, in the pipe, valve, and fitting business.
I wish to thank my parents, Neal and June for bringing me into this world and for their guidance through this point in my life.
I also want to thank my brother, Yantzee for his support, I want to take this opportunity to thank my loving wife Lisa, for taking care of me through this transition, after 32 years of marriage!
I also wish to thank my children and their spouses Neal (Chloe), Gabby (Kevin), and my grandson Nikola for their support and care.
I also want to thank my friends at Scotty's Underground Studios, Scott and Ephraim Sommers, for the countless hours of joy I derived from playing music in the studio on Friday nights.
I also want to thank Michael Antonette and Steven Eddie, and lifelong friends John and Jimmy Gleason, for the many late night camping jams and all of their support through the years.
Thanks to Jason and Darren Coombs for their support. Jason taught me everything I know about the guitar.
I also want to thank Brian Stark for teaching me how to lay down a bass line. Brian always said, "if you buy used musical instrument, it really isn't used until you play it, it was just previously owned."
I also want to deeply thank my colleagues at Zurn Wilkins and our representative organizations for their support. There is no other group of people like them.
I love and respect each and every one of you.