I grew up in Kent, Washington, on a dairy farm, raised by a veterinarian. I graduated from WSU, taught high school mathematics for over twenty years, then became a securities broker for the rest of my working life. Having retired nearly twenty years ago, we decided that living on the west side of the Cascades had its drawbacks. So we moved to Leavenworth. Recognizing that there are things bigger than "me," when requested to join the Cascade Medical Foundation, it was an easy decision. It is a pleasure to positively contribute to this wonderful purpose.