In the last thirty-six years my wife Sherry and I have lived in four different homes in the First Congressional District: two in Albuquerque, one in the rural South Valley, and our present one in Corrales. We’ve raised two sons here. In 1988, we started NumerEx, a small business that does computer modeling of high energy pulsed power experiments, where we continue to work today.
My roots go deep in this enchanted land. My mother moved to Roswell with her family and graduated from Roswell High about seventy-five years ago. She and my father met at Walker Air Force Base during World War II, where he went for bomber pilot training. After the war was over and he had flown 35 missions over Europe they were married.
I was born in Dad’s home town of Quincy, Illinois, but we moved back to Roswell when I was five. When I was ten, I moved to El Paso, Texas where I went to high school. Skipping my Senior year, I started college at New Mexico State when I was sixteen. There I met my wife, Sherry Donohoe of Albuquerque, and I earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Sherry and I were married 45 years ago in Albuquerque, after which we returned to State, and I switched to Mathematics. I earned a Master’s degree and Sherry finished her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. We went East to Boston for a few years, while Sherry got her Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics and I completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at M.I.T.; then we moved back to New Mexico.