Born in Indiana where the very first prank occurred, the author moved to Michigan at a young age where he learned to solve problems like how to transport a large snapping turtle, or how to free yourself from the marsh muck after falling through the ice. His pranking skills improved through high school and he graduated from Mount Clemens High before shipping off to the Marine Corps where he discovered that he was not a musician, but a technician, a technician with new skills including camouflage and electronics. His pranks had just gotten an Uncle Sam upgrade. A few years in the desert encouraged R.G. Grover to head back home to Michigan where he got married, had kids, received his engineering bachelor's degree in 2003, a black belt in karate with his 10-year-old son in 2011 and is currently living, and pranking happily ever after in Plymouth, Michigan.