I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a BA in Psychology. I also became a Certified Fitness Trainer(CFT). I parlayed this degree into opening Maximum Fitness. I am President of the Corporation.
My greatest passion is writing. I wrote my first screenplay in six weeks. I have since written two more, but also enjoy the short story format. I utilized one of my stories to make a movie short at the New York Film Academy.
I am the two-time winner of the Midlife Collage writing contest. ""Irene Street" was published and won first place. It is about the trials and tribulations I faced in rebuilding my home after Hurricane Irene. I interjected humor into a very painful experience. I followed this up with another victory in the Quarterly Contest. My travel essay, "Activity Boy" was published in July 2014 and won first place.
The National Library of Poetry presented me with the Editpr's Choice Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Poetry" for a poem about capital punishment.