Born in 1948 in San Mateo Ca.(S.F. Bay Area) Grew up in Menlo Park, Ca.(next to Stanford University) and Los Altos, Ca.
Went to Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, Ca. (same shcool that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak went to 4 years later)and majored in surfing at Santa Cruz, Ca.
Enlisted in U.S. Navy (because I didn't want to be drafted into the Army or Marines)and spent the next 4 years as an aviation firecontrol,radar specialist. Serving 1 tour overseas in Vietnam on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Ticonderoga.
Was discharged in 1971 and returned home (to what was now Silicon Valley) to attend college for a Photography major (when I should have been getting a job in electronics in Silicon Valley with my Navy training). I graduated in 1974 with my degree and started work as a photographer, but after 2 years I decided that there just wasn't going to be enough income in that profession, so a photographer friend, who had married wealth, started a construction business building mansions for the new wealthy of Silicon Valley... That was where I remained (in construction )for the next 35 years, and have just finished building a 40 acre estate for one of the "Valley's" early Venture Capitalist, the project took 2 1/2 years of my life, and now I'm trying "retirement" on for size to see how it fits...so far I'm loving it! I don't have to get up to an alarm clock and stress out through the day....and the mid-week fishing on the lake is great because its not crowded like the week-ends were!
I now have more time to watch over my investments, of which ARU (AUREF.PK)is my favorite and should help me to enjoy my retirement in a comfortable fashion.
Long for Cash