About Me

Roger smallMy name is Roger. I’m a nerd, motorcycle rider, father, bass player music lover, reader, backyard mechanic, and easy going guy. I love tinkering with all things computers, and am currently working on web design and programming. I get to fill in playing bass with my girlfriend Pam’s church band occasionally, but mostly I like to just jam. I have an old 1956 Dodge Pickup that requires constant tinkering, so that keeps me up on my mechanic skills.

Family

I am a father of two amazing daughters. My oldest, Leslie, graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her teaching degree. She’s planning her wedding to Troy this summer. My youngest, Julia, lives in North Carolina with her husband Bryan, and is going to school to become a social worker. They are my life, and while I don’t take a whole lot of credit for how they turned out, they are amazing.

Pam Roger smallI have a fiance, Pam, who is wonderful. We are planning our wedding this summer, followed by a cruise to Jamaica. I’m getting her interested in riding a motorcycle, and she got me playing a bass. She is the leader and guitar player for her church band, Providence, and sings like an angel.

 Work

I’ve been a printing press operator for 20 years, but am working on a career change now. I’m working at Anderson Direct Marketing in the pre-press department. It is a great company to work for, and love the opportunity to work my way up to the data processing department or the interactive department.

 Hobbies

Me on the Superhawk at Willow Springs.I ride a ’02 Suzuki GSX-R 750, which I got after crashing my Superhawk. I miss that bike, but the speed and handling of this bike helps lessen the loss. I explore San Diego county on weekends with my buddies, and ride the racetrack up at Willow Springs 3 or4 times a year. I’m not the fastest rider out there, but I’m not the slowest either. I’ve been riding since my dad bought my first mini-bike at the age of 9.

I am a voracious reader. Some of my favorite authors are Tom Clancy, John Steinbeck, Gregory Maquire, Rudyard Kipling, and Douglas Adams. Over the years I’ve been collecting First Edition copies of my favorite books. I am currently reading Frederick Forsyth’s “The Day of the Jackal”, but am anxiously awaiting the next Game of Thrones book.

I love music and going to shows. The bands currently getting the most play on the iPhone are Silversun Pickups, Radiohead, She Wants Revenge, and Joy Division.