Born in the heart of the Rhoen Mountains in the German state of Hessia, I graduated from the Rabanus Maurus Schule Domgymnasium in Fulda, Germany, before enrolling at the Philipps-Universit├Ąt in Marburg/a.d.Lahn, Germany. After coming to America, I completed my studies in math and computer science at the University of Illinois.

Music has always played a special role in my life. I have sung in many church and semi-professional choirs and am currently a member of the Dayton, Ohio, Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Choir. In addition, I have served as a German language consultant for high school and university choirs.

Designing this website has provided a way for me to link my past with the present and future.

-Winfried Bernhard