Currently located in Portland, OR but born and raised in southwest Michigan.
I have been a longtime fan of LEGO since my mother bought me the 483-1: Alpha-1 Rocket Base on my 5th birthday way back in 1978. I had most of the early Space and Castle sets during my elementary years and then lost most of them in my parents zeal to resell all my childhood in garages sales.
I got back into the hobby again in 1991 with the Star Wars license and 7131-1: Anakin's Podracer set. Since then I have been to three LEGOland's (Denmark/California/Germany), two Discovery Center's (Berlin/Schaumberg), two Brickcons (2009/2011) and a LEGO Castle Adventure, plus created some of my own fun projects involving Peep's and CMF's
I have gone a bit digital photograph crazy with the LEGO hobby in the last few years as shown below: