25 years as a U.S. diplomat. Lived in Finland, as well as Kenya, Mexico, Belize, Taiwan, and Fiji. Visited about 80 more countries for official business or pleasure. Involved in retail gun business in the 90's. I now teach a seminar in foreign policy at the local community college. I speak and read Finnish, which comes in handy for collecting Finnish weapons. Other languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Fijian, Swahili.
My collecting interest is mainly Finnish - classic military firearms as well as modern military (Valmet) and Sako and Tikka sporting rifles. Also have a few Swedish, Swiss, and U.S. military arms and a lot of .22 rifles and handguns.