Well, if I want other people to introduce themselves here, I guess I need to do it first, myself!
My name is Bill Steen, and I live in northeastern Oklahoma in Broken Arrow. My first introduction to astronomy was when I was about seven years old. A kid across the street, received a little Gilbert reflector telescope. It was not much, but we looked at the Moon and such things. All went well for a couple of weeks, then my friend left the scope out at night and it rained. Unfortunately, the scope had a cardboard tube, which drooped into a nice U shape. Well, that was that.
After that first experience, any time something about astronomy came along, it caught my attention. This went on for many years, until after our youngest daughter graduated from high school. My wife had noticed my interest in astronomy. One day, after watching an astronomy program on television, she said, "You need to get a telescope!" That is all it took, the door was opened, and an avalanche of activity took place. That was about fifteen years ago.
The rest is a convoluted history that lead to me be, somewhat by circumstances, an administrator on this forum. I currently have a little domed observatory in my back yard with a Lightbridge 12 inch reflector, an LX 70 mount with the 8 inch reflector and six inch Mak Optical tubes. But, where my heart really lies is with my large collection of small telescopes. I like to get an entry level scope, use it, optimize it, and just see what it and I can do. It is both a journey in learning about telescopes as well as a journey learning about myself.
I am now retired, after a 47 year carrier in power plants. I am still a registered professional mechanical engineer and do some consulting on a part time basis. With retirement, I can spend more time with this forum and hopefully help people with their astronomical pursuits. I consider it an honor to be here in this position and do my utmost to make this a safe place for anyone to come learn and share their astronomy experiences.
P.S. You don't have to be as wordy with an introduction as I have been!