Born in Connecticut to a loving couple, I grew up loving the sights, smells, and sounds that New England has to offer. I fished, participated in sports, and attended a local community college. However, one of my goals as a teenager was to attend a college in Boston—and I did just that. I was accepted into a music school, but chose instead to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree.
I was more of a math geek than an English freak in high school; nevertheless, I did well in my more...