I was born in Charlotte NC, grew up in Mint Hill NC and have lived in NC most of my life.
I grew up in the late 60's early 70's on a diet of tv shows like Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants and Star Trek. I loved comic books, superheroes, and saturday morning cartoons.
My summers where the time when I was exposed to pinball. I would go down to Myrtle Beach SC with the family that lived across the street, and they had a camper at Ocean Lakes Campground. It was here that my best friend and I would hit their arcade at the pavillion area armed with a pocket full of quarters. The machines of that time were the old EM's, and then in the later 70's machines like Evel Knievel, Six Million Dollar Man, Gorgar, KISS, and others.
After 30+ years the love of pinball is still there.
I purchased my first pin, Bally Star Trek in June 2011. Never thought I would own a pinball machine, and have one in my house. The dream is now reality.