I am a retired real estate broker from Northern California. I moved to Green Valley in August of 2014 and promptly joined TAAA. I have a lifelong interest in astronomy and telescope making. I built my first telescope in high school while growing up in Kentucky. I moved to Southern California in 1963 and joined the Riverside Astronomical Society. I took astronomy classes at Riverside City College where Warren Estes was my teacher. I moved to Northern California where I was active in the Sonoma County Astronomical Society and Robert Ferguson Observatory. I am very excited to now be part of TAAA. I am certified on the C-14 at CAC, and look forward to being certified on the 40 inch Reynolds. I am currently working on building a 16 inch Harmer-Wynn astrograph.