Hello from SW WI, my name is Galen Govier and I just signed up to this site.

Well, if all of the rumors are lies, I'd be the first to apologize and play nice. It is not my habit to lie or to burn someone at the stake if they are without fault. That isn't right. I am aware of the asset that he has been to the hobby so I think it would be a great thing to have him here.
If the rumors are true and the OP were to make amends, it would go a long way toward credibility.