I’m a ‘trailing spouse’ living in a town called Mettmenstetten, Switzerland where I live with my lovely wife and our cat. Here I work as a Freelance English teacher doing ESL (English as Second Language).
Born in 1962 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. I grew up in Illinois, California, Missouri and just a little bit in Kansas (any is too much). My family is a hodgepodge of step and half brothers, sisters, “stair” (two steps away) sisters, “stair” mothers and fathers. My family is scattered throughout the Continental U.S.
Kera on the other hand, was born in 1970 in Montana, lived in Missoula for awhile and then her family moved to Washington where she lived with her family till she took off to random parts of the world being an exchange student in Germany and India as well as going to college here and there.
I guess if I had to admit to a crowning acheivement or two I’d say being the first IMBA rep. in Missouri and then the Western Missouri Rep. for many years would be one of them. Another would be helping found Heartland Sports Promotions (one of the best race promotion groups in the Midwest). Also, working with many fantastic folks throughout the midwest building and maintaining some of the best singletrack that I’ve ever ridden.
Even working my way toward 50, I still love racing and riding bike, particularly singlespeeds and fixed gears.