Started out working horse, greyhound and off track betting tracks in Mexico, then 3 years in the Marines just in time for the Tet offensive, the next five years were all the horrible jobs, bucking hay,planting trees, cutting fire line, pre-commercial timber thinning, painting houses. Got a Forestry Tech degree and surveyed roads for the USFS, learned to climb and worked as tree surgeon and top faller, back to college, degree in outdoor recreation, taught environmental and survival classes,hired to Ft. Lewis, ran rivers, taught sailing, scuba diving, started a dive shop and training facility including instructor training, ice rescue, Chief of Search and Recovery team plus boat salvage left the gov't job to be sales manager for a boat manufacturer making rescue RIBs, yacht tenders and Tiderunners, company moved to Florida so I stayed here and sold for a yacht broker, then was recruited to be Sales and Installation Mgr. for a Danish parks and playground corporation. Go figure. When they fired all the Americans, I'd had enough, so now I'm retired. By the way, I left out migrant worker, hod carrier, fly shop stooge, financial adviser and some other stuff.