Grew up in midwest completing education there and military service. Relocated to CA on landing a job w/so. CA employer. Completed long-term career in mfg. and now devote time to managing investments and travelling, Having played football into college, am an avid Notre Dame fan with tremendous respect for the program because it has never forgotten that education is the school's primary purpose. That is an admirable trait in the college football world today since so many programs utilize players with substandard education credentials & qualifications along with serious lack of respect for NCAA recruiting and monetery incentives limitations.