I was always a geek. Violin and ballet then electronics and computers. First by card then a build your own then Apples in the physics lab. Sinclair ZX80/81/Spectrum, Commodore 64, Ti 99/4A, Sharp MZ700 Series, Apple I/II/III/Lisa/Macintosh, Assember, Basic, Pascal, C, Fortran, Lisp, Unix it goes on.
I married my high school sweetheart, worked for others for a while then started my own consulting company in 1989.