I grew up in Haverhill Ma. Joined the Marines in 1983, got a degree in auto technology in 1997, and worked on tanks in the Army. Was injured in Iraq in 2007 and was medically discharged from those injuries in 2013. I started doing stained glass then. Upon being juried into the League for stained glass I enrolled at NHIA now the Institute of Art and Design at New England College. I graduated in 2021 with a BFA in Find Art Painting with a minor in Ceramics and was the Art and Design 2021 Award recipient. I’m married with 5 children and 23 grandchildren.