I was born in the Bronx, NYC and was primarily raised in coastal North Carolina. I teach 8th Grade Science (physics/chemistry). I served in the United States military from 1982 - 1987. My educational degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration. I also recently completed my 60th post-Masters degree credit through Neumann University. My hobbies include spending time with my family, playing drums and percussion for local musical projects (current musical projects are drumming for The SinBros and The Arcadia Jazz Project), and sports.