Pete Rosario was born outside Fort Hood, Texas. By the time he was 16 he had lived half his life on army bases in West Germany. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. After the First Gulf War, he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University. He has since worked as a software developer and system administrator in Washington, DC, rural Kansas, and Manhattan, KS. Pete has been married since 1993 and his wife's family has farmed in Southwest Kansas for four generations. He has five children and enjoys bicycle riding and coaching his daughters’ soccer team.