I grew up where my next-door neighbor was an operator and had an amusement game route. He always had a pinball in his garage for the neighborhood kids and his sons to play. We would stand on wooden milk crates and play pinball. Fast forward to teenage years and I would work for him moving pinballs to locations. He offered me a pinball for my service and that was the beginning of my pinball collection. I would watch his technician repair the games and I was fascinated with the notion of repairing them. So, after high school I went to electronic school and learned to repair them. Now 40 years later I still enjoy repairing them.