I have attended the University of Bridgeport and the University of New Haven in Connecticut. I have studied education, management, and minored in Psychology. I am a retired professional firefighter, a State of Connecticut licensed paramedic and emergency medical services Instructor. I also hold instructor certificates in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Pediatric Life Support, CPR, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, and Marine and Aviation Electronics. I also maintain a valid first-class repair and teaching certification from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers. I am a United States Coast Guard licensed Master Captain as well as Best Selling Author, Public Speaker, Keynote Speaker, and Educator.
I owned my own two-way radio electronics business for 17 years prior to becoming a firefighter. I have also worked as a Traffic Manager, Distribution Manager, and Clinical Education Specialist for a pre-hospital medical company. I continue to instruct in the medical field and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for over twenty years. I have taken certified courses on employee relations and management skills and spent two weeks in Japan studying their corporate strategies. I am a past member of a variety of union bargaining units. All combined, this has given me a well-rounded view of all aspects of education, employee workforce, management principles, and educational principles. My first best selling book was on Management and Employee Relations which is now out of print and is a tutorial on Udemy as well. I am a published Best Selling Author, Public and Keynote Speaker, and Spokesperson. I have 150 published medical power points and 12 published books. I am also a writing advisor on many writing internet forums. I strongly believe in our youth, seniors, and veterans, and spend time volunteering in those areas, especially with women's groups for domestic violence.