I was born in Pryor, OK. My dad was a sharecropper and my mother owned three grocery stores in the Salina, OK area. I grew up in Oaks, OK and attended Oaks Mission High School. I was a farmer turned chemist in college. I always liked chemistry and got a degree in 1977 at NSU in Tahlequah, OK. I am a veteran of the Vietnam War. I have invented about a dozen products. I have three U.S. Patents.