Harvey Goodman grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Colorado where he studied history and developed a love for western literature and the great outdoors. He visited and worked in some of the west's remotest locations during his years running an oilfield vessel-buildings outfit. Mr. Goodman went on to teach history and coach football, eventually becoming a high school principal, and superintendent of schools. He excelled as an athlete, being named the MVP of the University of Colorado football team his senior season, and was drafted by the St. Louis Football Cardinals. Mr. Goodman played in thirty-two NFL games, including the 1976 season with the Denver Broncos. He and his wife, Gabrielle, have three sons. Mr. Goodman lives in Westcliffe, Colorado.