I grew up on a farm in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. There I worked on the farm, logged with my father & one summer fought forest fires.
I studied physics at UBC then spent a year travelling and working at various places around Australia. Travelled overland using local transport to England. I Worked in the physics of the ionoshere in Australia and England. Finally returning to Canada where I studied part time becoming a Systems Analyst for the rest of my career. I am now retired