I grew up in Southern California in the '70s and '80s, often in arcades, and the pins were often my favorite machines. Later, most of the military bases I was stationed at had a pin on them somewhere - and in Germany they were all over the place. Now I'm retired from the military, and have passed several recent personal and professional milestones, including moving back to Las Vegas - where I discovered a local pinball league, museum, and a thriving scene. So I'm jumping back in with both feet - as a player for now, and as an aspiring tech and future collector. I'm looking forward to sharing my love of this unique medium with my fellow pinheads!