March Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Four

Nuclear Family
Born at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital -- Oakland, California
Dad: Douglas S. Bishop, August 1, 1929
Mom: Vivian Marie (Mack) Bishop, February 3, 1931
Bro: Laurence Douglas Bishop, October 10, 1952
Sis: Janeen Marie (Bishop) Graham, February 27, 1957

Fishing with my Dad at Maritime Park pier in San Francisco is one of my earliest memorable moments
Moved from 44th and Taraval Street to South San Francisco in 1957
Entered First Grade at St. Veronica's in 1960
Altar Boy, Cub Scout, Pee Wee Baseball
Graduated from the Eighth Grade of Sister Louise in 1968
'Order of the Holy Infant Jesus' from Dublin,Ireland
Second string basketball player
Regular at Boys Clubs of America including boxing, shop and games
Delivered papers, cut lawns and carried bags starting at ten years old
Good parents and home

Teenager and High School
In my face for ten years
Started W2 payroll work at Fifteen Years Old
Graduated South San Francisco High School with Distinction, Great Teachers! 1972
Swim Team medalist, Water Polo heavy
SSFHS Ecology Club presented First Earth Day in 1970
Began Backpacking in 1970, arrived in Yosemite Valley during the YNP Ranger Riots
Climbed Mt. Whitney, Ritter and hiked High Sierra in 1971, hitch-hiking to mountains
Completed John Muir Trail in June of 1972
Commenced writing in 1972

Started building a cabin there, Colestin, Oregon in 1977
Young Adult Seventies
Self supporting since seventeen.
Moved to a tent in Tuolumne Meadows on June 12, 1972; the day after High School Graduation
Hitch-Hiked to New York City, Boston and the East Coast, and back to California, in Summer of 1972
Worked, climbed and skied in Yosemite National Park for two years,Record of my only first ascent, Shaky Flakes
Climbing odyssey to Hood in Oregon,Bugaboos and Selkirks in Canada, Tetons in Wyoming during 1973
Community College Calculus, Industrial Arts and Theatre at Columbia College in Tuolumne County; 1974 to 1976
Bought mountain land in 1976 close to Siskiyou Summit;
Changed Name to Mack Bishop during two month Alaska Adventure in 1978
Local Dance and Theatre from 1976 thru 1981 in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Ashland
National Ski Patrol Member on Mount Ashland, Oregon; 1977 and 1978
Worked hard all decade in Restaurant, Logging, Construction, Mechanic, Tree Planting and Roustabout

Career and Family Eighties
Met Kris Gardner on October 12, 1979 while waitering at the Gold Mirror Restaurant, 18th and Taraval, San Francisco
Graduated Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz 1982; self funded
Software Engineer for Tandem Computers in Cupertino, then GTE Sprint, then Wells Fargo
Robin K. Bishop born September 7, 1983
Drew G. Bishop born July 23, 1986
Celebrated Marriage to Kris Gardner on October 12, 1986 at Gold Mirror - San Francisco
Moved from San Francisco to Folsom, California to raise our family in December 1986
Project Manager in Aerospace Systems Integration and Business Development for TRW
Skiing, Biking and Hiking
Fabulous Family Life with Great Children

Golden Nineties
Family life of education, weekends and soccer ~ an absolute joy
Software Entrepreneur ~ Development, Teaching, Business
Annual alpine cross-country treks along "The Sierra High Route"
Alpine Telemark Skier since 1992
Restarted Sail Racing in 1995
BGA Consulting Inc. ~ Business in Software Development Project Management
Family Vacations to Alaska, Cananda and East Coast
Began Rhinocerous Collection

Dot Com boom and bust with two Startups
Middle Fork Feather River, Plumas County
Robin Graduated with Honors from Loretto High School, Sacramento Ca. May 2001; UC Santa Barbara 2005
Drew Graduated Jesuit High School, Sacramento Ca. 2004; Sacramento State 2010
National Ski Patrol
Sailboat Racing
European Travel
Everybody Moved On

Post Millenia
Remodeling East Sacramento Craftsman Bungalow
Master of Arts in Humanities, CSUS 2011
Retired from Skiing in 2010
Much more Travel, especially Italy
Much more left