. . . by the time I was a sophomore, my family had moved from New York to Southern California. I graduated from Santa Ana High School and continued on to Santa Ana College. From there, I resumed my studies at California State University at Fullerton and graduated with a BA in Psychology.
During my college years, I worked as a musician and played local venues. Playing nightclubs was never a guarantee for a steady income, so after obtaining my degree, I worked as a substitute teacher and then went on to Chapman College to get a teaching credential.
While teaching, I took night classes and got a supplementary teaching credential in Science. I remained a science teacher until I stopped teaching.
A few years later, I started taking evening classes and received a MA in Education through an extension course from the University of San Francisco.
In 1998, I recorded a CD, which was a collaboration of original songs with a college teacher friend who was also musician. At that point, I found the music business was too cutthroat, so I pulled up stakes and moved to Mexico. I missed the entertainment world; therefore, I started frequenting Karaoke bars and learned to sing in Spanish.
After about ten years in Mexico, I packed up again and this time moved to Las Vegas. There is never a dull moment in Sin City, and once you adjust to the heat of the summer, it’s a great place to live. During the hottest part of the summer, I usually return to my beach home in Mexico to cool off.
I started writing as an expressive outlet for my creative side, and I found that I loved it as much as I do music.