I am a fifth generation Iowan. I was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa and graduated from Emmetsburg High School (1974) but lived my early years and have lived most of my adult life in eastern Iowa.
I am a husband. In 1979, I married my high school sweetheart, Cheryl Lynn Mills.
I am a father. Cheryl and I have two sons, Ned and Nicholas, who, I am proud to say, found their own way and, as luck would have it, have inherited Cheryl’s musical talents and social skills.
I am a grandfather. Ask me about my grandchildren. They are so very special.
I am an anthropologist. My interests and my research broadly address the cultural, behavioral, and biological facets of human health.