I am currently the owner and operator of Lock 'n Load Publishing. I was the founder and President of The Gamers Network, The Wargamer, and Matrix Games.I’ve been playing games in some way or another for most of my life. They are and have always been a large part of who I am. I knew since high school I wanted to design, develop and play games and if I could make a living at it, then even better.I have more games than I will likely ever play, but that does not stop me from trying something new or picking up that game that catches my eye.My very first board game at the old age of 15 was Avalon Hill’s Rise and Decline of the Third Reich, which I had purchased at a Toys R Us of all places. It’s still one of my favorite board games to this day. I can’t truly remember my first computer game, but I think it was East Front on my Atari 800 computer.Some of my favorite game designers are Mark Herman and Eric Lee Smith on the table top and Gary Grigsby and Norm Koger on a digital platform. There are many other games I enjoy, but these designers never seem to fail me.God blessed me with great parents that put up with my friend's gaming all night at our house. If that was not enough, I am blessed with a beautiful wife who has never minded my gaming hobby. Some of my best meals have been cooked by her for my gaming sessions with my friends.I have three sons who all love playing games. Tabletop, computer and of course Xbox. They love attending conventions with me and now have many of their friends playing with us. So I feel I done my best to help carry the hobby going forward and made a lot of great friends along the way.