Diver, dive recovery.
Sim Game Tester
& Review Author.
Independent Software Consultants
Born and raised in a small river town in Illinois he worked doing odd jobs, mowing yards, working on the farm and with his dad on construction work using tractors, trucks, bulldozers, cable draglines and more.
He played lead and rhythm 6 string guitar in a country band "The Country Dudes" for about 2 years. Still plays guitar now and then with friends.
Around 16-17 got certified for S.C.U.B.A. diving by former Navy Seal instructor Jerry Stocker in Jacksonville, IL.
Raised with a Christian background and having certain paranormal experiences realized there was logic and reason and a lot more to the story than what was being taught in the churches or the schools. After having a very close encounter with a UFO in 1970 he realized that just because people say they don't exist, doesn't make it so. He knew there was a truth beyond what the people choose to believe and he set out to discover as much truth as humanly possible. UFO Encounters with Bryon Smith.
At 19 he moved to Joplin. MO and went to work for Communication Specialists. A Motorola service working on business band radios, building towers and doing strip and installs for all kinds of businesses including the city police departments in Joplin and other towns and cities around the area. Also worked for the manager of the John the Diver's store #3 in Joplin, MO.
At 22 he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and ran a CB radio shop for 3 years. He lived in the Ozark hills not far from the lake until the CB business was no longer profitable. At this same time he worked as an electronics technician for one of the popular lake shows known at that time as "Denny Hilton's Country Shindig Show." Also began professional Diving Salvage jobs recovering lost boats and things from the bottom of the lake.
At 25-26 he moved to the Camdenton, MO airport where he worked as airport lineman and security for the next 2-3 years. This is where he worked for and got his pilot license, PSEL. During this same time he also built custom made boat docks and continued SCUBA diving salvage work.
At 28 he married and moved to AR. At first worked for B&T Coal processing coal and loading river barges with coal. Still did some radio work, SCUBA diving work and boat dock work for about 5 more years then transferred into video production work and writing.
Bryon has been fascinated with writing, art, science fiction, and one day wrote a musing called Nebula that won second place out of 58,000 entries in Voices of Many Lands.