About the Author Stephen J. Sebesta was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in the predominantly Czech Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. He graduated from Cathedral Latin High School, obtained a B.S.C.E at Ohio University, an M.S.C.E in engineering and an M.S from the Medical School at Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute. Dr. Sebesta, a registered professional engineer, has served as President of Stephen J. Sebesta and Associates, Inc., Consulting Environmental Health Engineers since 1980. He has taught on the faculties of Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University and has served on a Board of Advisors for the Russ College of Engineering at Ohio University. Dr. Sebesta presently serves as President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) and Vice President of Sokol Greater Cleveland at Bohemian National Hall. About Lad Krizek’s Family Patricia Ann Krizek DeVoe, RN currently serves as Director of the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation and lives in North Bethesda, MD: Eugene Lad Krizek, Founder and current President of the Board of Directors for the Christian Relief Services Charities lives in Alexandria, VA, and Donald Thomas Krizek, Ph.D. retired from the USDA Agricultural Systems Lab, lives in Laurel, MD.