Born, raised and educated in New York City. Proud graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and New York University. Since 2000, I’ve been hanging my hat in Sacramento, California where lemons grow in my backyard.
Things I am really into: traveling, history, US Presidential trivia, live music, dining out, skiing, watching sports, long conversations, reading and wine. I am a triathlete and runner because I can only think when I am moving. Besides, sitting on your butt all day is not good for you.
I really enjoy live music. I’ve seen Elvis Costello 11 times. When I lived in NYC, I was a regular at Black 47‘s weekly shows. I was honored to be in attendance at their final concert in NYC, November 2014.
From 2005 to 2014, I had my own psychotherapy practice in Sacramento. After nearly a decade of solo practice, I grew tired of doing therapy and decided I needed a challenge and decided to learn something new. I closed my practice and I began teaching graduate-level courses in the College of Social Sciences at University of Phoenix. In addition to teaching, I am working full time right now, practicing military social work.
I also re-ignited my interest in history in recent years. In early 2013, I realized that my attention span had completely gone to shit from years of internet and iPhone use as well as being a natural-born squirrel. So I decided to make a conscious effort to retrain my brain by reading physical books. I started reading history books again and in April 2013, I embarked on a project, to read one biography for each of the 44 U.S. Presidents. I am proud to say that I finished this project on New Years Eve 2013 and have not stopped reading since. I am also happy to report that my attention span has lengthened considerably—which has changed EVERYTHING in my life (something I was not expecting).