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TR grew up in a small town in west central Wisconsin. One of those small towns that if you blink when passing through, you'll miss it. But it was a life experience he wouldn't trade for the world.
Watching the aircraft from Volk Field at nearby Ft. McCoy fly overhead got him interested in both the military and aviation.
He attended the University of Minnesota after graduating high school and reported to MCRD San Diego, CA after college graduation to start his military career in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During twenty years of active duty TR served as an aircraft ground support equipment technician, a Communications Officer, and a CH-53E Helicopter Pilot. He served the majority of his twenty years of active duty on the west coast with numerous overseas deployments. In all, he was able to (at a minimum) set foot in 38 foreign countries.
After retiring from the military he took a government contractor job supporting various Marine Corps programs for Operational Test. He also did a stint as the business manager for a small family-owned military contracting business in Lexington Park, MD, a Process Improvement Specialist at a hospital in Louisville, KY, and a short term at Fort Knox as an Operational Research Specialist before landing another "dream job" working in aviation with a major logistics company in his newly adopted hometown of Louisville.
TR and his wife enjoy riding motorcycle, watching football, binge watching good TV shows, and attending concerts. They also enjoy spending time with family whenever they get a chance.
TR's start in writing began when, in a discussion with his wife about 'bucket list' items, he mentioned he'd wanted to write a book. His wife told him, "go for it!" because they subscribe to a 'no regrets' policy. The subsequent journey has been one of enlightenment, hard work, and the realization of a desire and passion for writing.
TR created the characters for Dogs of Warr in 1986. The first incarnation being comic book characters being drawn into a sketchbook. The first novel was a way to bring those characters to life, giving them depth and dimension. TR has also brought some other characters he drew to life in another novella that he's developing into a series.
While only a 'part time' author, it's become a passion for TR and the ideas keep flowing, eventually winding up on paper. He hopes that others enjoy the ride that he's taking his characters on!!
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