Mark LaRue was raised a "military brat" and lived all over the world. He then served eight years in the U. S Navy as a Cryptologist. As a child, handwriting fascinated him, and he always wanted to have the near perfect penmanship he saw in historic documents, such as the Declaration of Independence. He was exposed to graphology in his teens while attending a book fair and has maintained an interest as a hobbyist ever since. Currently he is an Environmental Scientist at the U. S.