I began cooking in 1952 at the tender age of seventeen while stationed aboard the USS Boxer in Korea. My Naval cooking career lasted two years before being promoted and transferred to shore duty in San Diego, California as a Storekeeper. After my discharge in 1961 I worked in both law enforcement and the insurance industry. I retired from the California State Automobile association in Modesto, California with 33 years service in the claims department as a claims supervisor/manager. I now reside in Boone County Missouri near the City of Columbia with my wife and childhood sweetheart Betty. I have never lost my love for cooking and now that I am retired I spend lots of time in the kitchen. My hobbies include cooking, camping, fishing, photography and watching boxing and the UFC. My passions above all else is my personal savior Jesus Christ and my family.