Born in New York City, New York. Enlisted in the United States Army after high school. Spent 20 years on active duty and ascended to the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8). Saw combat in Vietnam (1972 and 1975), Israel (Sinai 1973), Granada (1983), El Salvador (1985), Panama (1989) and retired in December 1991. Worked for international companies in sales, marketing and logistics from 1992 – 2008. Began working full-time at New Professions Technical Institute (NPTI) as the Student Services Director as of 2009 until the present. Serving also as Director of Administration for Humboldt International University (HIU). Married with 4 dependents.