I'm a fourth generation Texan. . .and proud of it. I've lived in an around the Fort Worth area most of my life. I did go out of state to college: undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Tulsa, OK and graduate study at Ohio State University. My professional career consisted of 20 years in the public sector as an urban planner and city manager. I then went into the private sector where I was business manager for a clinic and a customer service representative for American Airlines. . .among other things. Now, I'm blissfully retired and spend time on volunteer work and acting. Perhaps my most noteworthy accomplishment has been to be a money-winner on "Jeopardy!" in the mid-1990s.