Born in Dallas to Minnesota natives. Grew up and received my eduation in Minnesota, land of 10 thousand lakes and 10 billion mosquitoes. Did the postdoc tour of the country starting in '93: USAF Research Lab, Tyndall AFB, FL; US Army ERDEC, APG, Edgewood, MD; DOE Lab, Richland, WA. I've resided in WA since 1998. Passed the half-century mark in 2011. New firearms enthusiast from early 2013, but I have achieved "gun nut" status in short order. Primarily a milsurp collector and shooter but I have a good selection of modern firearms as well.