- 1946: Born San Diego, California. Father in U.S. Navy.
Trumpet lessons starting 3rd grade. Lived on the East Coast through 4th grade. Washington D.C, Florida.
- 1954: Family moved to Sacramento.
- 1960: First guitar age 15, old acoustic, next year a "Fender Stratocaster".
- 1963: Played first professional gigs, including opening for Beach Boys.
- 1964: Band evolved to R&B band backup band. Opened shows and/or backed up: Ike and Tina Turner, Sonny and Cher, The Olympics, The Coasters, Dick & Dee Dee, Ray Peterson, The Righteous Brothers. Graduated high school.
- 1965-1968: Studied trumpet with Noel Smeltzer @ Sacramento State.
Studied guitar with Lee Havens in Sacramento. Gigged up & down the West Coast.
Doubled on guitar and trumpet. Worked in Las Vegas for 6 months in the Lounge at the Desert Inn.
- 1969: Moved to Los Angeles. Enrolled in L.A. City College, studied music theory. Played in Bob McDonald's big band. Studied classical guitar. Transcribed lead sheets for Bones Howe. Recording sessions for Mark Gorden, Don Costa, Bill Miller. Las Vegas with Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Connie Stevens, Buddy Hackett, Teresa Graves, Patti Page.
- 1970: Traveled extensivly with Buddy Rich big band throughout the U.S. and Europe.
- 1971: Worked with Holiday on Ice show. Met future wife.
- 1972: Moved to Toronto Ontario, Canada. Have 2 sons Jesse and Miles.
- 1977: Returned to California. San Diego.
- 1978: Moved to Bay Area. San Francisco, Marin County, Fairfax.
- 1979-1980: College of Marin, Studied Electronics Technology, Computer programming on UNIX DEC-VAX 11/750.
- 1982-1986: Worked for IBM distributer as customer engineer San Rafael, CA.
Business used early IBM PC's. Guitar with Chuck Day for 5 years, "19 Broadway" Fairfax, CA.
- 1987-1989: Contract programmer for Wells Fargo Bank, received degree: Computer Informations Systems.
- 1990: Played Guitar weekends for 6 years at "Rafa's Mexican Restaurant" in Cotati, CA. 1990-96
- 1998-2001: JBASS & Associates Rohnert Park, CA. MCSE Certification, Teaching Certificate, State of California. Tutored students for Microsoft Certification and C programming language.
- Sept.2001-2004: Set up Red Hat Linux server, developed web sites using
Flash/(X)html Progressive Streaming Video, Linux.
- 2006: Involved with some website design, mostly interested in Ubuntu desktop Linux.
- Present: Still investigating Web Design/Linux, grandkids getting bigger everyday.
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