I am a life time student of the human condition and observer of human relations, a facilitator of communication, accomplished speaker and negotiator. I've worked in Russia and Ukraine during the late 80s early 90s, negotiated for Maker's Mark Bourbon in Moscow, fulfilled orders for Bloomingdales and the J Peterman Co for Russian Hats. I've owned and operated a full service restaurant, music and theater venue, was a real estate broker for 20 years. Just after college I was hired as Director of a Crisis Intervention Center for Juvenile Offenders; I started my career scooping ice cream for Baskin Robbins in 1967. Graduated from college with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy.