Dr. Floyd E. Friedli grew up in Coshocton, Ohio. He is a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, Ohio. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, with a major in chemistry and a minor in music and then completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd has been married to Patricia Smith Friedli for thirty-four years, and they have a son. Floyd has authored fifteen scientific papers and holds seven chemical patents; currently he is an account manager for Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry. He plays the trumpet, having studied at Wooster and Ohio State. Floyd and his wife currently live in Dublin, Ohio; they compete in ballroom dancing, and his remaining spare time is taken up with travel, golf, weight lifting, and writing.