I have been playing games since before I could read. Though my family didn't have an "official" game night, we never really watched much TV and that allowed time to play some games.
I played D&D and AD&D through Junior High, High School, Undergraduate and Grad School but I don't play anymore. It looks like I might be able to rekindle that RPG fire with some Labyrinth Lords though
In Grad School, I also started a relationship with Games Workshop that lasted through Man O'War, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and Warhammer 40K. Of these games, I only have any interest in Man O'War and 40K presently (I am putting together a Blood Angels army, again, and a Tyranid army).
My exposure to the "new" board games came in the form of El Grande and Settlers of Catan in the late '90's. I have since amassed a collection, sold some of them, bought more, sold some more. But most of you know how that goes.
My interests in gaming extend to the pre-painted CMG realm also. I hopped into Mechwarrior: Dark Age in '02, some HeroClixs in '03, and Axis & Allies: Minis (both dry and wet versions).
I have also started to acquire some newer games (Zombicide for example). Part of this change is due to the fact that my two boys (14 and 12) are wanting to play more and more
I used to be a college professor and I taught courses associated with the life sciences at Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley campus. I am now teaching for the Moberly Area Community College at their Hannibal campus. My formal training was as a plant/insect ecologist and I worked in the salt marshes around Tampa Bay in the early to mid '90's. I have been married for 21 years to a woman who supports my choice in hobbies and will even play a game of Scrabble on facebook.
Oh, I should also mention that I am a miniature painter and I am sharing that aspect of our hobby with my boys too.