I grew up in a bait shop in Phillips, Wisconsin and started taking care of worms from when I was 10 years old. Have been actively vermicomposting for 35 years and been in business, PurEarth Worm Farm, for 22 years. Self learned soil biologist, have spent hundreds of hours studying soil biology. Have taken Elaine Ingham’s compost tea seminar at her lab in Corvallis, Oregon. 1984 graduate of Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo with a B.A. in Political Science.