Born in rural West Virginia; I left the state for college. I studied accounting and finance. After a time doing tax returns and various other accounting work I realized that I had a gift for understanding business. My first stock recommendation from college went up 1,200%+ when a $7 stock recommendation (Armor Holdings) was bought out at $80+by BAE Systems. I spent 3 years providing financial services to individuals as a financial service professional with a fortune top 50 company. I was then recruited as a VP to shift gears and take my understanding of business, finance, accounting and various other skills into a consulting business providing strategic advice to businesses instead of individuals for several years at which time I was recruited into the high-tech industry working for a fiber optic and telecommunications company. I was married at this time and became a father to three. Our fourth child was born right at my 30th birthday and I scaled back my work load leaving the high-tech high pressure industry to become a CFO for an area health care facility where I still serve today.