I'm 32 years old. I live in the New Orleans area, but I also spend significant time in Houston and Central Texas. I'm employed in the oil service/fabrication industry. When it comes to investing, my greatest asset is my extensive knowlege of the drilling, and oil service industries. I've worked in the oil service sector for the last 12 years or so. I've worked for several large, wellknown oil service and chemical companies (painting and premium connection inspector), as well as smaller, private maintinance/ fabrication companies (mostly painting). On a side note, I just moved back from Houston and it was booming in Texas, like there was never a reccesion, Nola seems to be in a depression as compared with Houston.