BA in Economics and Business Administration from The University of Detroit, Winner of 7 separate Academic Scholarship Awards, including the Presidential Scholarship and the extremely prestigious Thomas Cline Private Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Recipient of other academic awards and achievements. Member of the National Dean's List and Alpha Sigma Nu, the ONLY Jesuit honor society, recognizing students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service, and encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education.
Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur, Retired early as a Firefighter/Engineer/EMT, and also retired early as a Financial Adviser/Stockbroker and Life Insurance/Health Insurance Agent. Involved in Civic Affairs and Politics virtually my whole life, I personally brought the Waterford, Mi Lions Club their largest fundraiser in their history, and also served on the Quake on the Lake World Championships of Hydroplane Boat Racing Charitable Event Committee for terminally ill children, where I was the Chief of Security and EMS, managed signage and banners, and negotiated contracts and booked top-tiered national music acts, such as Mitch Ryder, Rare Earth, The Tubes, Night Ranger, and Mark Farner (lead singer and songwriter for Grand Funk).