My mission in this life is to help people discover their best selves and have the happy lives they deserve. That's now. At one time I was the Director of Risk Management for Comcast Corporation and am a CPCU. I have completed the Coach Training Institute's program for personal coaching and Coach University's Corporate Coach two-year program. For 18 years, I was a syndicated business columnist published in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries. I have a master of arts from Empire State College, State University of New York, along with degrees in Business, Finance & Economics and Business & Professional Communications. I am the author of Grow Yourself a Life You'll Love, From Jesus to Heaven with Love: A Parable Pilgrimage, and wrote the lead song on Australian Margie Ward's, Magic Night Music CD. In addition, my poetry has been published in 21 anthologies and a combination art and poetry book is due out in 2012, along with The Comfort of the Shepherd: Parable Prayer & Meditation. After 9/11, I quit my business writing, coaching and speaking life and took back my art, since artist was my first choice of career. My art has won awards and in 2010, I began taking on private art students and writing students. I also edit non-fiction and other genre books for authors and run The Saratoga Poetry Focus Group, operating for 21 years and counting. Just recently, I took back Garro Talk, my small business syndicated column, which is published in all 50 states and 24 foreign countries.
What do I do when I am not working? I am outside enjoying God's nature doing my daily walk, attending religious classes at Skidmore College. volunteering at St. Clement's Church, Mary's Haven, and Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY. And I read incessantly, non-fiction, poetry, religion, Bibles of all stripes, occasionally fiction.