I was born and raised in western Michigan and graduated from Grand Haven HS. Grand Haven is an awesome Lake Michigan beach town. More pictures here.
I attended University of Michigan Dental School and graduated in 1986. Many people ask me how I ended up in Las Cruces. The economy in Michigan was challenging in those days and there were very few opportunities for new graduates. It seemed like half the state was leaving for the sunbelt. A friend and I worked part time for a small defense contractor whose biggest contract was at WSMR. He transferred to Las Cruces after graduation and we came to visit and ended up staying.
I have been living, practicing and raising a family in Las Cruces since the fall of 1986. Andrew (far left) is in Dental Hygiene school at DACC and will be joining the practice in 2015. Charlie and his wife Jennifer (far right) are living in Boston, MA. Charlie is a PhD student at Harvard studying Chemistry and Jenn is a full-time vet tech and animal lover. My wife Susan and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!