I was born long ago in very small town in the Sandhills of North Carolina. I grew up, studied Data Processing, served as an MP in the US Army, and held down a multitude of jobs before finding a job in Computer Operations in 1980.
Since 1985 I have worked at the Informatics Center of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in different positions. For the past six years, I have been in Change Management.
I am married since 1989 to Leeann Abernathy. I have one son, Chris, and two step-children, Stephanie and Jason. They are all grown and have children of their own.
From 2005 – 2009 I studied German at Vanderbilt University. I have a deep interest in German language, culture, and literature.
Since 2009 I have studied violin and music theory.