The first half of my life was spent on a family farm in Iowa where we raised corn, soybeans, and oats in addition to swine and cattle. The next 10 years was involved in a variety of marketing positions including an internet startup company. During and since that time I gained experience as a business professor and have developed twenty plus on ground, blended and online courses for a number of universities. Academically I have an AS in Electro/Mechanical Technology, BA in Business Economics, an MBA and MS in Technology Management. I have been a past member of the American Marketing Association and earned a Professional Certified Marketers designation.