was born on February 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York. He spent two years
at NYU and then another 2 years in the U.S. Army where he was stationed
in Germany. He married his wife Debbie in 1962 and they have two children
and four grandchildren. They moved to California in 1969. Norm was a wallpaper
contractor for 48 years before he retired at the age of 70. He took up lapidary
in 2007 and finished his first commesso in 2010. Norm is an avid triathlete
and participated in "ultra" marathons in the mountains.