I was born in Arkansas and graduated high school in Mississippi. I joined the Marine Corps in 1989 and travelled the world for the next five years. From 1994 until 2004 I lived in California, Arkansas, Texas, and Oregon, going to different colleges (UAM, UH, UO, PSU) trying to ‘follow my bliss’ and live a life. In 2004 I joined the Oregon National Guard and deployed to Iraq. Currently I am very near completion of two degrees (psychology and philosophy). I currently work as a bartender, an infantry instructor, a cofacilitator with a domestic violence group, and a military culture consultant with a psychology research department. I intend to go to grad school and further my psychology training.