"I think," is unequivocally the emptiest phrase in the human language.

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James was born in 1952 and raised in Altoona, PA, with six older siblings.

  • In 1985, James moved his family to Florida, where he embarked on his wireless communications and information technology career. 

  • Military Service:  

  • U.S. Naval Veteran 1969 - 1974 (HD)

  • Education

  • Altoona High School — 1970

  • Bachelor of Science in  Business Administration  - Flagler College — 2006

  • Masters of Science - I.T. Data mgmt.  Florida Institute of Technology — 2014

Currently retired and living in Ormond Beach, Florida, with Kate, his wife of more than 50 years. 

(The name "Dogwood" was chosen because it was his mother's favorite flower.) 

"Life has a way of steering a course for you despite your compass, plans, or dreams. Never in my fondest, or wildest dreams of youth did I ever imagine where I would land, nor who, or what I would become. So many tempests arose that it seemed I could never get a grip on the helm, and yet through each, I found myself in calm waters with following seas and the wind at my back.


To say that our Creator did this for me would be the height of arrogance, i.e., to assume that I should be personally gifted this life by God, Jehovah when so many decent people in this world suffer. Still, for whatever part God may have played, I am eternally grateful."


James A. Eichenlaub

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Ormond Beach, FL

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