Marine Corps-Tech School-Work-College-Family-Work-Grad School-Middle East. I have been a volunteer and professional firefighter, teacher, paramedic, paramedic instructor. elected official at the small city level. I work in the Middle East as a consultant and educator. My life has had the constants of hard work, hard fun and service. My political views are...complex, most simply put, independent. I understand a two party system but don't feel that either the Republican or Democratic party have the best interest of the average American as a Core Value. My world view is based on the fact that I grew up on the West Coast, made a family and a life in the Midwest and have lived in or visited 30 states and 11 different countries so far. As I said complex!