Grew up in lower middle-class Midwest family. Brought up by great parents. Graduated with honors from high school, while earning All-State honors in 3 sports. Went to college on a full ride baseball scholarship. Pro career curtailed when I fractured C4-C5- vertebra, causing paralysis in 4 limbs. Rejuvenated interest in stock market post injury, began trading career in 1982. Continue as Associate scout for Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. Happily married to beautiful wife Julie. Have 6 children and 2 yellow labs.