In 1966 I enlisted in the Navy and subsequently two and a half years later found myself flying medical evacuations with the Marines in Vietnam.
After my enlistment ended in 1970, I returned to Washington State where I majored in Political Science at a nearby college. In 1971, I returned to healthcare and in 1974 graduated from the prestigious Physician Assistant Program of Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston.
My profession has taken me to work in settings as diverse as the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, with on the Makah Indian Reservation; in small communities along the coastline of Washington State and Southern California; in clinical research at the University of Washington, in surgical research, Psychiatry and in Neurosurgery with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle.
In addition to writing and working in healthcare, I am also a Freelance Photographer specializing in the documentation of exercises, taining, and conferences related to Homeland Security, disaster and emergency management.
My wife Lorna and our two dogs, Jesse and Ivan. make our home in Bellevue, Washington.
LUMINOUS BASE is my first book and my second book is entitled INTREPID SOULS.