Lee Speth was born in Los Angeles and raised in the suburb of Alhambra where he still lives. After earning his BA in English from Calif. State Univ., Los Angeles, he began reading the Three Authors in the 1960s. He joined both the Mythopoeic Society and the discussion group Mydgard in 1972, and attended Mythcon 3 that year. He has led Mydgard for decades and joined the Council of Stewards as Society Orders Manager in 1979. He married Dolores Espinosa in 1984 and worked as an elections administrator for LA County 1974 – 2013. He is now retired.