between tip of finger and palm one finger
Biola University, La Mirada, CA
- I was
born in Blythe, CA . Blythe is out in the middle of the desert
near the Arizona border; it is consistantly one of the hottest
places in the U.S. Boy, am I glad I got out of there! When I
was three months old, my parents went to Korea where my Dad taught
at Seoul Foreign School and in the two years we were there my
sister Erin was born. While my older brother, Kirk, has distinct
memories of Korea, I have none though some of my first words
were Korean,all I know is enough sayings and food names to "impress"
returning to the U.S., we moved around quite a bit. I think all
the moving around made us even closer as a family. My brother
Kirk and my sister Erin became and remain two of my best friends.
My father served as principal and my mother as secretary of several
schools ending up in Santa Barbara, CA.
- I started
running long distance alot as a kid, did magic shows at school,
drew and wrote a bunch. From Santa Barbara, our family moved
to Papua New Guinea where my father worked with Wycliffe Bible
Translators as an administrator in their international high school.
My mother was a graphic artist and illustrator.
in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was a great experience--a regular Tom
Sawyer's life of sorts and my friends from PNG remain very treasured.
There was a great opportunity in that small community of 1,000
people to get to know people well. The exposure to different
nationalities brought great wealth to my life. The group of my
mates was made up of three Americans, one Australian, one Netherlander
and two English blokes--too many stories to tell about that lot.
- I was
very active in sports in PNG, band (played the trombone), sang
- I served
as Senior Class Vice President, was voted most humorous (maybe
because of my sports, band and choir skills). Graduated from
Ukarumpa High School - a lovelier name you'll never hear! Actually,
the school was excellent. The high school ranked in the top 2%
in SAT scores and excelled in Australian academic competitions.
I had the opportunity to study under Australian, English, Swiss,
Canadian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinean teachers and alongside
students from the same and many more nationalities.
high school, I studied in the US, Germany, Austria and later
Japan. I came back to the US to finish up at Biola University
in California where I served as a Student Body Senator, double
majoring in Business and Music and graduating with a B.S. in
graduation I was offered a full scholarship through Tokai Bank
and Biola University to study Japanese and Japanese Business
at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.
three months, I was off to Japan. I spent a year there, was awarded
the Hirschmeier Scholarship for returning students, but chose
to return to the U.S. Time in Japan was like camp, fun, but long,
if you know what I mean. But, boy! was it arcade heaven.
returning, the most rewarding activity had been my role as College
Director at my local church and being a "voice for hire"
when they need help in the choir.
- My desire
for a career has remained marketing. The creative process energizes
me. I have volunteered my marketing services for non-profit organisations
while working at my prevous job in Insurance at Wycliff Bible
Translators (WBT). WBT moved last July to Orlando, FL. from Huntington
Beach, CA, and I decided not to follow.
- I am
currently looking looking to use my sills in amarketing/advertising
rain, rain. Apple sauce, Dr. Pepper, Soggy Chips (as in Fish and Chips),
mellow music, conversation, humour, blasting a trombone, a quiet
beach--sounds like a personal ad, eh? --growing up in PNG has
spoiled me into liking pristine beaches.
- Looks Cross between
Mel Gibson, Willie Nelson, Billy Graham, Jerry Lewis, Richard
Gere, Bill Cosby, and John Schneider.
Hats I Wear College
Director Temple Church
- Places Lived & Dog du jour
Korea Dog Puppy
CA Dogs Little Patch,
Big Patch, Lady
Rosa, CA Dogs
Barbara, CA Dogs
New Guinea Dogs
- La Mirada,
Soccer, Hockey, Music Composition, Singing, Paintball, Trombone,
Film No One Else likes Joe Versus the Volcano
Man from Snowy River
Thing I Can Say "I
haven't been skiing since my skiing accident in Switzerland."
I Should Say "I've
only gone skiing once and I stunk."
(James Horner, baby!)
Music No One Likes Cliff
22:36-39 "'Love the
Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
with all your mind.'" This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'"