The second of
three sons, I was raised by a fine artist and a clothing
retailer in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
I graduated Brookline High School, where I received a freshman
letter in football, junior varsity and varsity letters in
tennis, and was appointed the student director of the concert
The next ten
years was spent at Boston University obtaining the following
degrees: a bachelor’s in geography and sociology, a master’s
in communications with a major in public relations, and a
doctorate in sociology with a subspecialty in criminology.
During my undergraduate years, I won awards in physics and
training and supply training in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and
Texas, I spent six years in Boston in the Army Reserves as a
supply sergeant for a dental detachment.
university studies, I taught part time in public relations and
sociology at Boston University, and then part time teaching
criminology to the Massachusetts State Police under the
auspices of Northeastern University.
A year before
I received my doctorate, I was an instructor of sociology and
geography, and the director of the criminal justice program,
for the University of Maine at Presque Isle. During the next
four years as an assistant professor of sociology at
Bridgewater State College, I was awarded the Massachusetts
State College Teacher of the Year. I also wrote and directed
two grants to teach gerontology to social workers, and as the
founder of the International Social Gerontology Center, I
directed a program in international social gerontology at the
Institute of Postgraduate Studies of Zagreb University in
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (now Croatia).
teaching to move to Florida to learn how to run
Corp., a company devoted to publishing my mother’s art, and to
adapting her images to gifts and collectibles. Twenty-five
years later, I am the company’s CEO. I am also a trustee of
the Hibel Museum of Art, the world’s only non-profit, public
museum dedicated to the art of a living American woman.
living in Palm Beach County, I am 58 and have been happily
married for 36 years (OK, so I had to say that because my
wife’s my webmaster). I have two great children--now young
adults--and until last year, had a miniature poodle for 14
with wife Cheryll