Ted Heiks was born in Columbus, Ohio, on January 21, 1962, the son of two poor as church mice college students at Ohio State. When Ted Heiks' father graduated with his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear Option in June 1963, the family headed to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where Ted's dad worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and did further studies at the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. In 1966, Ted's dad took a summer job in Connecticut and then moved the family to Michigan in order to take a position with Consumers Power Company, now known as CMS Energy. That position lasted until August 1978, when Ted's dad took a vice-presidency at Plateau Resources Limited in Grand Junction, Colorado, a concern wholly owned by CMS Energy. While residing in Grand Junction, Ted Heiks graduated Fruita Monument High School on May 19, 1980 and began his collegiate studies at Mesa College www.mesa.edu, now known as Mesa State College. When Ted's advisor retired, Ted transferred to Western State College of Colorado www.western.edu, where he completed his BA in History and Political Science on August 3, 1984 and did further studies toward an MA in Social Studies with History Emphasis (but did not complete his graduate studies). Ted Heiks also did some work toward an MA in Mediaeval History at the University of Colorado Boulder www.colorado.edu (but did not graduate). Ted Heiks then resided in the Greater Seattle area from August 1986 to August 2001. During this time he completed an MBA in Entrepreneurship (1992) and an MBA in Marketing (1993) at City University www.cityu.edu, now known as City University of Seattle. Mr. Heiks also attempted a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary www.faithseminary.edu in Tacoma, Washington (another incomplete attempt at graduate studies). Mr. Heiks then attempted studies towards an MA in Humanities with History Emphasis at California State University Dominguez Hills www.csudh.edu and an MA in Civil War Studies at American Military University www.apus.edu (but dropped out of both simultaneously). Ted Heiks has lived in Ottawa County, Ohio, since August 2001. Ted Heiks acquired his first copy of Bears' Guide in 1992 and has been a member of degreeinfo.com since February 2005.