I have been interested in runes since reading Tolkien as a teenager in the early 1970s. I have an undergraduate background including physics, maths, psychology, and linguistics.
In 1990 I was invited to lead the Rune-Gild's South Pacific Region, and did so for 10 years. By 2000 I became disillusioned with many aspects of that organisation, and resigned along with most of the members in the region. We set up Rune-Net as an independent, non-hierarchical network for students of the runes.
I was asked by friends to write a Rune Primer, after they became frustrated at the poorly researched popular rune manuals in the bookstores. My intention is, to some extent, to bust some modern myths, while freeing the readers to approach the runes in their own way.
I am also actively involved in music. I currently work as a network engineer.