Education/Background: Michigan State University; Master of Arts/Advertising program/Media and Information Studies; Michigan State University, BA Communications; Orange Coast Community College, Advertising/Marketing; Lansing Community College, Associates Degree/Commercial Photography; Rochester Institute of Technology, Commercial Photography; Oakland Community College, Associates Degree/Photographic Technology.
Where are you from? Native Californian, moved to Michigan with my parents at 2 years old, grew up in Michigan which explains my Midwestern accent in a ‘Balmor’ environment.
Random Fact About Yourself: My audition video for season two of, “The Next Food Network Star” was one of ten selected to compete online and represent the final contestant position. After website voting by viewers concluded, I placed 6th and didn’t make it to the TV show. That was the same year that Guy Fieri won and he has gone on to Food Network stardom!
Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
What is your spirit animal? Sea Lion
Desert Island Movie: Arthur
Unofficial Background: I’m a transplanted former executive chef, video producer/director, writer, Disney lifeguard, art director, actor, and marketing strategist who never grew up. I met my bride of 35 years while guarding on a raft at Disney Polynesian Resort. Three children and four grandchildren later, I’m still exploring Maryland, eagerly embracing laughter, creativity, and the simple things in life with family and friends. My life truly has not been measured by the number of breaths I’ve taken, but by the moments that have taken my breath away.