Twit Number 2!
Born and raised in the beautiful city of Des Moines, Iowa, I had no idea that I would eventually land and live in the country that gave Des Moines its name, France! But it has been a delightful surprise…and a wonderful spot to share with my French-born wife, Agnès.
I spent 35 years managing businesses – mostly my own – in the USA. I had companies that brokered foreign exchange for American companies large and small and another that recovered taxes for them in Europe. Prior to th
I’m “Doc” …legally known as Carl Martens. I was born and raised in Sheboygan, WI., and began piano lessons at age 4 – like Tchaikovsky – but that’s where the similarity ends. I had visions of becoming a concert pianist – even when entering the University of Wisconsin. However, as a typical freshman, spending time focusing on girls was much more satisfying than spending 6 hours a day sitting in front of a piano keyboard. I changed majors to Voice and Theatre. Much more rewarding! That prepared