Cliff has been an attorney in Arizona for 37 years. His formative years were spent in New Mexico where he developed a love for the southwest and its history. He was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve where he served briefly during the Vietnam War. His wife, Jacqueline, is an Arizona native with family members who came to Arizona when it was still a Territory. Cliff has many and varied interests. He has served as an elected member to a School Board and many community organizations. He has held a private single and multi-engine pilot's license and has flown private airplanes for many years. He is also an artist, working in pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylics. He and his wife have two married children, a daughter, Lori, married to Brent, with three children, and a son, Brian, married to Kristin, with two children. Both his son and son-in-law are ordained ministers. In 1880's Arizona, Jake Chandler is nineteen and married to Becca, a beautiful former prostitute at the Bucket, a saloon south of Fort Bowie. They are living happily in Table Top Valley, located in the Chiricahua Mountain in the Arizona Territory. But Big Kate Dawson, the former owner of the Bucket, refuses to concede that Becca is now a Christian and married to Jake. She is determined to force Becca back into prostitution and destroy Jake. Jake and Becca's faith in Christ and in each other are tested to the limit as they are subjected to the most devious and calculating efforts to destroy them both. They must struggle against overwhelming odds to hold on to their faith and restore their lives together in Table Top Valley.