Born in Newburgh New York, I was active military for 8 years in the 82nd Airborne. I have been deployed to Iraq during the Gulf War. I am the author of six books under my own publishing small press. I have two albums self-produced on iTunes and Amazon, and I have had four one-man art exhibits in New York, Iceland, and, Belgium. I have been working in the education field for over 15 years as a Tutor, Teacher, and Trainer. I have a bachelor’s in history/Art from the University of Maryland, A Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, a second Master’s in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, and I have a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, MN. I now live with my wife Jolene, a Kindergarten teacher who has been teaching for over 30 years, and my two daughters in Masnuy-Saint-Jean Belgium. I am currently a teacher for the Department of Defense Schools-Europe. I train teachers, administration, parents, and student to become active members of the school through the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program I have been involved with and developed curriculum based on AVID methodologies. I also serve as a consultant to area school districts, public and private agencies, local businesses and trades, and the community. I have taught elementary art, Humanities, Economics, U.S. Government, World History, AP US History, Psychology, and am currently teaching US History 1790 to present.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS