Born in California. Grew up in rural Georgia (the U.S. State, not the country). Went to Georgia Tech and got an Electrical Engineering Degree. I have lived in 16 states and over 30 cities in the last 40-years.
I started technology consulting in 1977. Have personally used nearly every hardware computing platform (from mainframes through to Raspberry Pi).
Like most technology people, I have been a hacker (more for the learning experience than anything else) and can make nearly anything (although buying most stuff is cheaper).