I was born two hours East of Twin Falls in the small village of Firth, Idaho. A two-year stay in Brazil, as well as time spent in Ecuador and Mexico, made Latin American culture come alive for me. I continue to be intrigued by the vibrant beauty of the people and traditions associated with these regions. I spent several years in Arizona, where I met my wife Dawnette and enjoyed the many opportunities to speak Spanish that the Southwest provides. My wife and I have eight children and enjoy living and working in Twin Falls.