Born in Brooklyn New York, on August 6th 1943, two years to the day before the first Atomic Bomb was used in a war. Grew up on Long Island, went to Hempstead High School and entered the USMC in the summer of 1961. Studied NBC warfare tactics and other NCO required training modules and a little college course work as well. After being honorably discharged in 1965, I got married and started work for Grumman Aircraft Corporation in Bethpage, Long Island in the electrical maintenance department. I then migrated to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Long Island, passed the five year apprenticeship program and worked on civilian as well as some secretive governmental projects including two Nuclear Powerhouses during my 34 years of service. I was trained also to perform the duties of an Emergency Medical Technician and attended to many accident victims on and off the job. I was injured myself on a job due to someone else’s negligence and forced into an early retirement. While recovering from operations and doing physical therapy for fifteen months I started to get interested in computers and CAD applications although my first introduction to it was with T squares and pencils back in high school. Because of the complexity in understanding everything that I was reading, I asked for help from a technical review writer. He graciously answered my email and we gradually became friends. He took me under his wing even though I was much older and led me through the jungle that I was lost in with the CAD industry. As our friendship grew we collaborated on some articles together but back then I was only his research assistant. We both wanted to get CAD into the schools for the youngsters to use and we were collaborating on that idea when he suddenly died. There is a note on my computer tables backboard sent to me by him and it is signed Joe. That was Mr. Joe Greco. I was truly devastated by this news and almost gave up on CAD totally but realized sometime later that I could actually help to honor that man by continuing to bring CAD into our schools. It has been a long fight but I am finally seeing some results along those lines. I am a sitting member of the curriculum advisory committee for all of our Technical Career Academies in my School District here in Las Vegas. I am also a volunteer member of the National Science Foundation’s Science Bowl, done here with our High School youngsters and this year for the very first time with our Middle School Children. I also now do Technical Review writing with handpicked subjects and as late which is a very big honor for me, is when I was asked to be a member of the SolidWorks Blog team. A subject dear to my heart. I believe that the future is great in its potential to explore the Cosmos and although I am too old now to be a part of the exploration phase going to be done I hope to help prepare workforce that will be involved with it. My life in a nutshell just laid out for you.