Born Passaic, New Jersey in 1951. Entered US Air Force in 1972, retired in 1987 with rank of Tech Sergeant. Following employment with Arizona Department of Corrections and Arizona State University, began employment as Air Force Junior ROTC Instructor, for Highland High School, in Gilbert. Contributed over 8,400 hours of volunteer hours with cadets in addition to employment providing drill teams for events, and supporting community service. Named Outstanding AFJROTC Instructor of the Year on five occasions. Supports “Luminaries After Sunset Extravaganza” at Gilbert Riparian Preserve with over 1,000 hours. Ran Summer Leadership School for cadets; supported events for Gilbert Parks department, Senior Center, and Civic Awards Breakfast. Involved with East Valley Wildlife Center and houses abandoned animals until placed. Member of Air Force Association, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.