Randy Sander, 58 years old, currently lives in Iowa City with his dog Wally. He has experimented with jewelry making and agate collecting most of his adult life. He struggled with mental health issues having spent time in a series of institutions during his developmental years. For the past decade he has managed to live without serious difficulties, though his early adult years were troublesome, marred by drug issues and homelessness. Randy is an intelligent man. He received a GED through Kirkwood Community College in 1981 and since has been able to manage his own money, which largely has come from disability benefits and from the sale of his jewelry. He has an amazing collection of agates displayed in his apartment.