I like all things mechanical. Civil engineering degree by from Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI... then spent time in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Savana, IL and Vietnam with a rank of captain. After the military I was in various management positions in heavy and highway and pipeline construction, marina construction and heavy equipment sales in the construction and forestry industries. I worked in the construction industry all of my working life covering seven different states. I still do consulting in the industry for local municipalities and specialty contractors.