I was born and raised in Alaska. I grew up in the village of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula. My ancestry is from the first family (Kvasnikov/Kvasnikoff)that permanently lived in the village (starting in 1847). The Kvasnikoff family was of Russian and Alutiiq Alaskan Native blood. I have compiled a book about the families which have descended from this first Kvasnikoff family, called Agrafena's Children .
I have worked as an editor, so I enjoy finding and correcting typos, including in Wikipedia.
My wife and I have four children and ten grandchildren (as of September 10, 2008).