Well, where do I start? My mom is a retired teacher, and my dad has done a lot of IT stuff. As a child, At one point, my father allowed me to choose one of those Tamiya construction kits, and I chose a simple tank tread chassis. That, in conjunction with a good technology and science background created the seed to my love of robotics. This seed was nurtured by my overall lack of friends as a young child. This resulted in a dream of creating a friend, a robot. From simple beam robots, I got my first programmable robot for my 10th birthday, a Boe Bot. Shortly after, I discovered LMR.