I started playing D&D in the late 1970s; started attending GenCon annually in the late 1980s. I started my own fantasy setting in 1987 and have DMed from it ever since (no, I'm not going to publish it -- I've stolen too much from authors and others to be able to pull that off legally). I have enjoyed a number of other games (RPG and otherwise).
In the early 2000s, I started working for WotC (voluntary, but under NDA) as an editor for the D&D and minis portion of their Knowledge Arcana magazine. During that time I had the great fortune of getting to know some industry insiders, like Penny and Skip Williams.
I also started editing for Rite Publishing at that time. I have done some other RPG industry editing as well, but the lion's share of it has been through Rite. In 2011, I became the editor-in-chief of Rite's Pathways e-zine, a free gaming magazine devoted to Pathfinder.
In order to make money so that I can continue to pursue my passions in gaming, I work as a university instructor (primarily teaching medical ethics).