I am just a simple kid who grew up in the woods of Alaska. I grew up hunting and fishing, camping and hiking. I read the encyclopedia for fun...or boredom. I became a United States Marine. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, in Al Anbar, Fallujah in 2006-2007. When I came home, with the encouragement and support of my lovely wife, I began my collegiate career, eventually graduating Cum Laude with degrees in History and Political Science.