After spending most of my high school years playing in clubs like the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach and the Ice House in Pasadena--oh, and I can't forget Shakey's Pizza on Azusa--with my band (The Versatiles), I thought I would be doing that type of work for the rest of my life--easy money. When I got into my twenties I began to think that I needed a change. I did change to a totally different lifestyle and that was the best thing I could have done for myself. The way I was going I would have probably been dead by 35.
My new life started when I dropped everything and moved up to Idaho in 1975. I ended up meeting and marrying my true love--Joyce, Japanese and a Mormon farm girl--and I did a 360 in life. How thankful I am for that.
Over the past 31 years since I married Joyce we have had 4 children:
My work for the last 20 years has been in the farm equipment
manufacturing field and I love it. I started with the company
(Pickett Equipment) from
ground zero. I mean farmer Paul Pickett had a good idea how to do a
job better with a new piece of equipment and away we went for the ride of
a lifetime. Now I'm the Foreign Marketing & Customer Relations Manager.
With this job I have to be very versatile (where have I heard that before?) and wear many different hats. What I love most is the chance to go all over the world and set up distributors and dealers for our products. I also write the operator's manuals and design our web page. If you get a chance, check out www.pickettequipment.com or www.rvmi.com.
Everyone take care, and I hope to see you for the 40th.