Native American (Suma/Opatra)
Born at Jerome, AZ; attended the Indiana School for the Deaf, then Gallaudet College for just one year, 1975-1976. Worked as a park ranger for the California state park system, at Ft. Ross State Historic Park, for 20 years. Also an accomplished chef, he published two cookbooks, All Abalone Are Deaf and All Fish Are Deaf.
Step Into the Circle, p.222-223.