Started in the NorthEast; New England, Ivy league, New York City. Came west 27 years ago, met and married a California girl and I'm still here, bouncing around the software business. Too conservative for my liberal neighbors and too moderate for California Republicans, neither political side wants me (until there's money to be raised. Then they both decide I'm their best friend.)
Oh, and people generally call me "Jay". I've always used the initials in the on-line world for a variety of reasons, none important.