Born 11 January, 1967 to John (Ben) and Arlene Zook in Larned, Kansas.
Grew up in Kansas, with two years in Missouri.
Married Deborah (Debbie) Collins 11 November, 1989. Have two children: Natalie and Rachel.
Attended Kansas State. Received BS in mathematics from Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1992. Received MA in mathematics from Univ. of Texas at Austin, 1994.
Served in USAF, 1987-90. Tenn. ANG 1990-2. Advanced Micro Devices 1996-2000. IBM 2000-6.