From the time I was very litte I decided that I wanted to be an Archeologist. This was due to a fellow named Roy Chapman Andrews who wrote a book on Dinosaurs even though he was an anthropologist not a paleontologist. Once i realized what an Antropologist was I dedided that the study of culture was more interesting than that of dinosaurs. I attended the University of Illinois and recieved a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology. The Carter Administration budget cuts hit that year and due to funding cuts there were no opening in graduate schools that year. I took to doing field work until things improved. I worked on numerous sites including Lake Shelbyville and Fall Creek. Eventually one of my professors suggested that I get some computer training since that was in high demand in Anthropology at the time and it might get me into grad school. I got an associates in Business Data Processing and was hired by AT&T.