NATIVE OF BLOOMSBURG, PA….FORMER EDUCATOR AND OWNER/ OPERATOR OF AN ON-LINE PRIVATE ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL….SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY DURING THE KOREAN WAR…EDUCATED AT BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON…..WORKED SEVERAL SEASONS  FOR DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AS RANGER-HISTORIAN AT GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK….STARTED PLAYING GUITAR, DRUMS, AND HARMONICA AT YOUNG AGE…PLAYED AT HOOTNANNYS AND TEA-HOUSES DURING THE FOLK SONG ERA…LOVER OF TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC,BLUEGRASS AND HONKY-TONK.

SOLD BUSINESS AND MOVED TO FL IN 2001….MEMBER OF CALOOSA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB…HELPED TO FOUND THE ‘FRONT PORCH PICKERS” IN 2003….SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS FINE  GROUP FOR FOUR YEARS…PARTIAL TO VERY TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AND CLOSE HARMONY….ALSO PARTIAL TO MARTIN GUITARS , BUD LIGHT, AND OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE….READY TO “JAM” AT ANYTIME