Raised in Western New York State, schooled in Kansas, and Massachusetts, and in a rare period of relative peace, the U.S. Navy, where I met my favorite Rhode Islander. We have resided in Massachusetts, for many many years including Boston, North Reading and Andover. Our grown kids and grandchildren live close by - a blessing. Beside the world of industrial engineering and semi-retirement, have practiced real estate with ERA Home & Family for the past eight years, with time out here and there for an occasional engineering project - my version of multi - tasking.
Finding that Andover had a Historical Society was quite a discovery - our house did come first, however. Through a wonderful hands on woodworking course at the Society found myself as a board member, for fifteen years, until this past June. Reading is a major interest also, when possible. Current subjects have been the financial and real estate melt-down and why it happened. I am constantly brought back to my old MBA days (comparable to the Old Navy) of economics and business cycles and seeming lessons not learned. Military history and why things are the way they are is also on the reading plate.
A real estate related activity, is as coordinator for the Northeast Realtor Board broker Caravan, that covers primarily Andover, North Andover, but also Boxford, Haverhill and Tewksbury.