I started in amateur radio at a young age. I was first licensed at 14 years old in eastern Maine, and I’ve kept that same callsign. Those were the days which had five license classes with an entry level morse code requirement. With prompting from my elmer, I practiced the code on the air and quickly built my speed up to 20 wpm (words per minute). That allowed me to obtain the highest license of Extra Class at age 16.
I’ve lived most of my life up and down the east coast. I’m retired from the US Navy and served as a nuclear reactor operator. I met my wife in a small Massachusetts church back in 2010, and we ultimately decided to move to Arizona because of the awesome weather. We have two children together, Wyatt and Veronica.
Aside from radio, politics is an integral part of my life as well. I served as Democratic Party Chair for Springfield Ward 8 in Massachusetts from 2010 to 2012, and I’m a Precinct Committeeman for Cheatham precinct (Legislative district 27) in Arizona.
I’m employed as an IT Technician III for the City of Mesa, and have been doing that since I moved here.