I grew up here in Minnesota, and after High School, I joined the Air Force. I became an F-15E mechanic, and was stationed in England for 4 years, during which time I had many opportunities to travel. I visited Ireland and Scotland annually, was deployed to Turkey for three months and Italy for 2 months. I have visited Germany, Luxemburg, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein, but my favorite destination was South Africa.After having my fill of active duty, I joined the Air Force Reserves and came back home to Minnesota to become a C-130 mechanic. I continue to travel with my unit here in Minneapolis. I was activated from '03 to '05 for operation Enduring Freedom and had my fill of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. I am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of the New Year and my first day of classes at Rasmussen College. As you could guess, I've seen and done a lot, but college is not one of them. I'm looking forward to seeing what Rasmussen has in store for me and my future.