First and fore-most I am a husband, father, and now a grandfather. I live here in Winchester
with my wife, Felicia. I personally have two grown “children.” My son, Bret is a military veteran
and the freest spirit I've ever known. My daughter Carrie lives in Strasburg with her husband
and our three grandsons.
I am an outdoors person. Through my youth and later years I have been a competitive
swimmer, amateur archer, motorcycle rider, hiker, camper, mountaineer, river rafter, kayaker,
sailor, and most lately an amateur writer. I have one action adventure book published at this
time (Cold Silence of Deception) and have 2 others in the works. The next book will be titled
Surrogate of Betrayal, and discusses the battles that military war veterans face after they leave
the war. This is a subject that is close to me, my father was a WWII veteran, and my son Bret
fought in Iraq. Both were Army veterans. I contribute regularly to our local newspaper with
letters to the editor.
When I have free time, I love to read and find great healing powers in the outdoors. We are
lucky to have so many wonderful and strenuous hiking areas so close to the Winchester area.
In the 1990’s and beyond, I gained an interest in mountaineering, and have summited Mt.
Rainier (with Bret) in Washington State, Mt Washington (with Bret and Carrie) in New
Hampshire, Mt. McKinley a.k.a. Denali (two summits on three spate trips), and Aconcagua, the
highest peak in South America. I feel very fortunate to have been able to accomplish those
goals, and it took a lot of hard work with training and time away to accomplish them.
I love all animals and would save them all if I could.
In general, I seek to maintain an appropriate level of fitness which allows me to continue to
enjoy my personal and professional life to the fullest. I cannot imagine performing a different
job than I have and feel blessed with the ability to help others each working day.