Long time modeler (think mid '50 Revell) who returned to the hobby in the '70's. I've worked for the state in the Department of Developmental Services (formerly knows as Mental Retardation) for nearly 32 years and retirement is not that far off. I'm president (the club insists for life) of Wings & Wheels Modelers located in greater Springfield MA/Hartford CT. I've judged using IPMS standards at local, regional and national events. I'm also familiar with the AMPS system and have been tasked with judging other shows using their own standards.
My avatar is one of our dogs and I use that whereever I can and use my initials and familiy name whereever I post.