I am a life-long resident of Missouri and I currently reside at the Lake of the Ozarks in rural Morgan County, outside of Laurie, Missouri (the Show-Me State). I attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where I obtained a B.S. in Biology. For 31+ years, I worked for a major pharmaceutical company. I retired on February 01, 2007 and am now focusing on nature photography full-time.