Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1949, I attended St. Michael’s High School and the University of New Mexico, leaving in the middle of my Senior year to serve 5 years in the U. S. Army Security Agency, two of them in Viet Nam.
After serving an additional five years as a civilian employee of the National Security Agency at Ft. George G. Meade in Maryland, I spent nearly 30 years as a contract photographer, cinematographer and videographer for a variety of government agencies while also building a B2B Marketing Consulting business in Washington, DC.
Early in this period, I finally got around to completing my college education, receiving a BFA in Visual Arts with a minor in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC.
I have six children, four girls and two boys all of whom are grown, out of college, and on their own. I have four grandchildren. After our youngest started school, my wife an I also cared for 24 foster babies, parenting them between a day or so after their birth to the day they were handed over to their adoptive parents.
Before retiring (the first time) to New Mexico in 2010 I worked on over 200 documentaries on behalf of 17 different Federal Government Agencies and produced several dozen television programs at Public Access stations in Fairfax, Virginia; Miami, Florida; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve produced 5 documentaries and four television programs since returning to New Mexico.
I finished my career as Executive Producer of my own video production company, Videotero, LLC and Director of Community Outreach and Development at uPUBLIC.tv, where I conducted over 120 classes on television production and documentary videography. I served until my contract ended on June 31, 2013 when I retired a second time and liquidated my business holdings.
Since then, I spend my retirement hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, rafting, supporting my children, playing with my grandchildren, traveling, movies, dining out with friends, writing a novel (A Gypsy’s Kiss) and searching for the treasure chest Forrest Fenn hid someplace in the mountains North of Santa Fe.