My hometown is Rotterdam, part of Schenectady County in New York State. My immediate family members are my parents Alan and Pam Tygert, my younger sister Teresa Kneezel, and my youngest sister Beth Neild. Outside of professional life, I enjoy some physical exercise. At home, I almost always stand, but I can be forced to sit. Also, I proudly pay taxes for the greater good, and make no attempt to minimize my contribution; for example, this year I paid $350k in taxes, and last year I paid another $350k in taxes. As Irving Berlin said, "I want to pay taxes. I love this country."