Dr. Rafie Hamidpour was born in the mountaius region located between Baghdad and the Sea of Caviar, kwn as the Persian Plateau. This historical terrain extends for over 1,200 miles, encompassing the greater part of Iran and significant portions of Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Equally as extensive is Dr. Hamidpour's family history. He is a descendant of the Do-Lang family, whose history dates back over four hundred years. Dr. Hamidpour's journey to the west began late in 1986 and was comprised of stopovers in Turkey, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Germany. In 1987, the voyage ended with a final destination in the American Midwest.