1975 - Joined the army and went to Germany where I worked in my first working band, playing country which I really sucked at.
1979 - Came back to Sacramento and swore off all other forms of work besides music.
1990 - Swore off playing covers for a living, opened a studio, and started recording music and teaching.
1993 - Wrote my first instructional book, "The Guitarist's Link to Sight Reading"
1994 - Finished my first instrumental prog/fusion album, "The Good Part of a Pencil"
Everything after that is kind of a blur, but I do know I write for music for film and tv now, and still enjoy doing guitar based compositions. And I teach guitar and all things that look like guitars, and I engineer/produce music for other people in my studio.