I am Japanese-German-Irish-English and grew up in Asia (Japan & Vietnam) until the fall of Saigon in 1975. I then came to the USA and lived in Oregon, Nebraska (I am related to EVERY Chadd in Lincoln, NE!) and then Delaware, Pennsylvania & Virgina before I settled in New Jersey. After a career in law enforcement (Corrections Office & Municipal Police Officer), I am working as an Instructional Designer while pursuing my Master's Degree in Instructional Design. My interests are Art, Cooking, Photography and all things Japanese from history to culture, food and the arts.