Joined Scientology: as a child with parents. Joined Sea Org at 13, in 1979 in Los Angeles.
Left Sea Org: 1997
Career highlights: Security chief at the California base from 1990 to 1997. Better known by his nickname at the base, "Jackson."
Now: Single, lives in Portland, Ore., works as a tow truck driver.
"I was devastated to see what I believed to be the best of the best people I had ever known be put through such torture."