Mike Crabill, a native of Lynchburg, Va., followed a meandering academic path through the Lynchburg public schools, Washington & Lee University, Colorado School of Mines, The University of California (Berkeley), Lynchburg College and George Washington University National Law Center.
Somewhat dazed, he found himself in the mid 1970's in Nelson County, Va. There he alternated between operating a country store and working for a land surveying company. The latter providing the impetus for producing the three county historical maps.
Mike presently lives in Lovingston, Va. with his wife Kaye, who has generously tolerated his eccentric pursuits for 44 years. They have two children-Michael and Ashley.