I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. My mom, Fay, and my dad, Bill, are both gone now. I have one brother, John, who lives in Palm Bay, Florida. I graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1974 and graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in Geophysics in 1979. I’ve never actually worked as a geophysicist, but my training led me into computer programming from which I’ve made a career.
I was married for more than twenty years to Muserref Wiggins. She is from Ankara, Turkey. During our marriage I traveled to Turkey many times and enjoyed the people, food, and sightseeing. It’s a very nice place to vacation. Muserref and I divorced in 2002.
I have one child, a son, Erin, who was born in Florida in 1983. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and from Columbia Law School in 2008. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Adiya Dixon, whom he met at law school. They were married on August 7, 2011 and are both practicing attorneys. I’m extremely proud of them both.
For seven years, 1981-1988, I lived in Melbourne, Florida. During that time I worked for Scientific Systems Services and for Level Five Research. In 1988, I moved back to Ohio after getting a job at the University of Akron Computer Center. I worked for Kent State University Libraries from August 2001 until August 2013. I am now working full-time to build up our business.
Now I am married to a wonderful woman, Carolyn Radcliff, with whom I’m very much in love. We were married on June 11, 2006 on the Big Island of Hawaii. Details can be found on our wedding page. We both love traveling and are trying to visit all of the national parks in the United States. We share our home with our cats, Cassie, Leo, Remy, Romy, and their mother Olive.
The newest member of our family is our grandson, Wynn Allen Wiggins, who was born on June 18, 2012. Wynn is a big, bright boy and lots of fun. We’ve been lucky to have been able to go to Brooklyn to visit several times over the last year.
2013 has been an exciting year! We moved to Orange CA! Carolyn moved in March, together with the cats, and begin a new job at Chapman University on April 3rd. I stayed at Kent State until the end of August — completing my 25 years of service with the State of Ohio. We can’t believe we’ll have no more Ohio winters!