I was born into a wonderful family in Cleveland, Ohio. My father was Dr. J.W. Skrha,MD and mom was Betts Skrha,RN. I had a sister Betsy, and brothers John and Paul. In 1977 we all went on a 8 week trip by motorhome to Alaska. In 1982 I was married to Denise and we had two beautiful daughters, Katie and Rebecca. I received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Cooley Law School in 1984. Shortly thereafter Denise and I moved to Kenai, Alaska where we bought a home on the Kenai River and I opened my law practice serving the Kenai Peninsula Borough.