background: Born in Long Beach, NY, a challenging childhood led me to an adulthood searching… The love of the beach and ocean resulted in 9 years as a lifeguard. Those years taught me so much about life, relationships, bureaucracies, dealing with he public and political power, and of course, mother nature. I went to college in Albany, NY where I studied politics at the seat of State power, the New York State Assembly. After college, I backpacked across Western Europe on my own. Less than a year later, my father passed on, ushering me officially into adulthood. After a year of struggle and change in Miami, I received a call from a close friend inviting me to move back to New York City to become a school teacher, another life-changing event! For the past ten years I’ve worked in New York City public schools. In 2001, I received my Masters in Social Work, transforming me into a school social worker/child therapist. While there is little doubt on the impact I’ve made, it feels like this cycle is coming to a close, and I’ve recently begun consulting on digital storytelling to community-based agencies. More to come…
favorite joys: Softball on Saturdays in Central Park, the ocean, the mountains, sneaking peeks at my girlfriend and dog while they’re sleeping, the NY Mets, good company, music, great food.
primary color vibration: Green.
greatest lifecircle scenario: Living the Renaissance Man life: Making and creating music, making films, playing ball/being in shape, reading literature and philosophy, teaching, learning, helping others, getting my hands dirty, connecting with the divine.
future life: See above.
biggest challenge: Self-doubt.
favorite words of wisdom: “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
biggest warning sign: The following thoughts: “I should,” “ I shouldn’t,” “ I can’t”
power word: Peace
favorite tools and device: laptop, guitar, pen & paper, books, video/films, hammer, Phillips head screwdriver, incense.