I've been a Trekkie and fan fiction writer for about 35 years. I initially joined Bravo Fleet through the Classic Trek affiliate back in the middle aughts, and soon joined BF NEO (New Explorative Operations), which was the movie-era Trek simming affiliate at the time. Obviously, my interests are primarily in storytelling during - and in the style of - the 1960s Original Series and the movie offshoots. I'd like to dip my toe in the 2399 storyline, because I enjoy what they've done with the Picard series. In my professional life, I have been an employee of the Kentucky state government for eight years as a communications director for two different agencies. Prior to that, I was a professional journalist for 15 years. I have judged fiction writing contests, but somehow that ability to critique fiction has not translated well to being able to produce it myself.