Timothy Joseph Rizzi was born in Jerome, Idaho on November 21,1958. He grew up in central Wyoming and is making Colorado his home. He is currently single with four grown children, Kirk, Jason, Lindsey, Dixie, and his dog Lacie. International travels include England, Finland, France, China, Japan, and Korea. Hobbies are fly-fishing, reading, quizzing Secret Service agents, and more reading. Tim performs extensive research by touring front line Air Force bases, flying combat simulators, briefings with high ranking military officials, and he barely survived going through the Marine Officers' Candidate Training Obstacle Course at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia.