I been singing since elementary school in plays and in choirs. During my middle school years, I sang on the school choir and in my last year I was honored to sing at the parent's night Christmas show singing a solo of "The Christmas Song" And also during these years I auditioned for the city's school choir 3 years in a row, in front of 4 judges without accompaniment. Yep I made it all 3 years! Spend high school and college preparing for life and did little singing.
During my military career, while stationed in Oklahoma, I won a Karaoke contest on a first try and have loved it ever since. I have an awesome wife and have two step-sons with lovely daughter-in-laws and 5 fantastic grand kids.
I moved to Oklahoma this year (2017) and it is my new home now.
Update: 2020 a scary year so far, but surviving. I'm out of the field, very little traveling. My job is to teach the new young guys to do the job I did for 20plus years. So close to retirement.