I was born and raised in Southern California, and retired to Kimberling City, MO with my husband in 2004. Virtually my entire career was spent with a manufacturing company where I started basically as a "Girl Friday". At the time of my retirement, I was the VP of Sales and Marketing. I loved my career - and miss the comraderie - but am really enjoying my retirement. Especially my photography. I rarely go outside anymore without my camera bag slung over my shoulder and the tripod in the trunk. You just never know when a photo opportunity might present itself!