Gary Hogenson, originally from Michigan, has worked in manufacturing and finance. He is a graduate of California State University East Bay and the American Graduate School of International Management. He pioneered for many years in Latin America and served 18 years at the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. A lifelong student of history, he has been developing his skills as a writer in retirement. He lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida, with his wife, Kathy. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.