I was born in Casa Grande, AZ. My Maternal Grandparents homesteaded where Arizona City is located now. My Paternal Grandparents owned the old hotel in McNary in the 50's. Thus, a close bond with the White Mountains began. I have camped, hiked, and fished in the White Mountains since the early 1960s. My family and I have made this area our home for the last five years. I joined the White Mountain Heritage Family in October of 2007.