PEN member/volunteer; listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers; undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English from Queens College (CUNY); Brooklyn College MFA (CUNY); Antioch University Post-MFA Teaching of Creative Writing Certificate; former NYC Department of Education Teaching Fellow and currently a creative writing mentor for the PEN prison writing program and the Creative Writing Club in NYC.
A meandering work history includes the following: USPTA certified tennis instructor for 37 years, holding Head Pro positions at Manhattan indoor and Queens outdoor locations; lumber yard hired hand; boiler company driver; cross-country education research data collector; rehabilitation counselor; academic counselor; Metropolitan Museum of Art Special Security Officer; workshop facilitator on boys to men issues; and poetry workshop facilitator. I am most interested in working with teens, adults, seniors, and teachers in community-based organizations and schools.
My wife and I have lived in Queens, New York, since getting married in 1981. Our son, daughter, and son-in-law are teachers and school administrators in the U.S. and U.K.