About AIIS

F-117 "Nighthawk" Stealth Fighter

F-117 "Nighthawk" Stealth Fighter

F-1040C "Starfighter"

U-2 Reconnaissance Plane

I was born in 1954 and raised in the farm country of northwestern Indiana. Barely six years old, I entered first grade at York Center School and immediately resonated with my teacher, Ruth Buffenbarger, sister of former Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz. With two classes to a room, through the second grade, I was very shy. “Mrs. Buffenbarger” gave me the support, encouragement and foundation for reading and literature.

My principal, Dale Guthrie, was more than an eighth grade teacher. I was always one of the children clustered around him listening to his stories. He was a hands-on, practical type of polymath and a natural teacher. We listened, spellbound, as he explained the step-by-step process of grafting several kinds of apples onto the tree in his back yard. It seemed like an exotic way to learn botany at the time.

In 1971, in my junior year of high school, I found another mentor “with extras” in Mrs. Verna Trestrail. Verna was the daughter of E.E. “Doc” Smith, author of the Lensman series. Nobody fell asleep during English Lit. Shakespeare was mixed with stories of Verna’s brother designing jet airliners and her father working with Einstein. A favorite story of Verna’s began with, “one of my first memories when I was about three was seeing Einstein lope across the Princeton campus.”

I graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1975. In true Nightingale fashion, I spent most of my time in clinical, hands-on patient care.

I visited the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 2003. The lighting wasn't always the best but I happily wandered through the WPAFB museum that day snapping pics. I am forever grateful to author Nick Cook for teaching to mentally use synonyms when connecting dots and drilling down and looking for clues, and possibly other scientists and researchers. That's how he found environmentalist Viktor Schauberger's energy and anti-gravity in "The Hunt For Zero Point." As I stood next to the Stealth Fighter, it felt as if Viktor Schauberger was there in spirit. This research mindset, and how it relates to concepts and language is with me as I move forward in my study of intuition.