I started gaming young, with family holiday card games. In 1979, not yet in high school, I got addicted to Avalon Hill, playing all the old favorites.
Since then, I've been soldier, bodyguard, English tutor, bureaucrat (briefly), firefighter, and fire trainer. I currently create and publish training for firefighters across the US. Now, I finally get to try my hand at publishing games; Like most other gamers, I've been designing them (in my own head, at least) for twenty-five years.