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My Story

I've lived in many places after growing up in the small town of Massillon, Ohio. Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Napa, Singapore, Houston, and now Reno, NV. Each place has been a great experience; culture, history, weather, point of view, etc.


I graduated Notre Dame with a degree in psychology and then immediately received a master's in counseling from Kent State University. I worked in a mental health hospital, a school for emotionally disturbed children and eventually became the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Mental Health in Massachusetts.


I went back to school, full time, while working, and received my doctorate in sociology from Boston University. From there I switched professions and became a consultant working with large multi-national corporations, non-profits, and Silicon Valley start-ups. I worked with companies on four continents and learned a great deal from my clients and the challenges we worked on together.


Now I'm writing novels. One of the things I've enjoyed most about reading, even in escape novels, is when the story presented a point of view that taught me something. 


I like to write climate thrillers. Two background settings or themes that are prominent in my current writing are space exploration, especially Mars, and the dangerous changes occurring in our environment.

Currently I have two novels under review, The Rocket Scientist and The Cardinal. Check them out in the Novel tab


Fun Facts

  • Member of the Notre Dame crew team; 5 seat

  • Had a cameo role in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives; Reno episode

  • Spends summers in Lake Tahoe region

  • Inventor of the Tahoe 'Tini (see below)

  • Avid golfer with 2 holes-in-one (my wife has 5)

  • Favorite movie: The Martian

Tahoe 'Tini Cocktail

  • 2 ounces of high grade tequila (Patron silver is a good one)

  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier

  • 1/2 ounce Rose's Lime Juice

  • splash of Simple Syrup

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