Lou deMartelly is a graduate of Aurora University in history and social science. He completed his graduate study at Northern Illinios Univesrsity. Most of his career had been spent in the computer industry where he develops software. He does technical writing, humor, "Computers by Limerick", and satire, "Lou's Law".
His other interests are sailing, classic automobiles, sailing, history, and, oh yes, sailing. Lou is a founder of the Kane County Historical Society, and is a member of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he serves as a vessel inspector and instructor in boating safety and navigation.
Lou met his wife, Joyce, at college. They have six daughters and nine grandchildren.