I was interested in names, words and languages from a young age. My mother's an English teacher, part of the family is French, I was born in Albuquerque and so was encouraged to learn other tongues. I dated and married internationally which just exposed me to more languages (and led my mother to despair 'Can't you just date 1 normal AMERICAN boy!' LOL) and was taught a great set of research skills so what I don't know I can usually find. Let all that stew for 25 years or so and you get me. I hate the term but 'expert' is just interest + effort, nothing more special than that.
Devon (forgive any type-o's - I had surgery Friday and have a patch over my left eye so must turn my head to see the whole screen which is NOT working so well!)