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About me:


I was born in Manhattan New York City, and grew up in New Jersey.



            Fairleigh Dickinson University June 1966 with a B.S. Chemistry

            Fairleigh Dickinson University January 1974 with an MBA in Management

            Florida State College at Jacksonville August 2003 with AS in Computer Science


Work history in the private sector:

      I put myself through college working as a laboratory technician in various industries.

      After a short military tour, I returned to work in the chemistry field and finished up

      my college education. I wanted to be a development chemist and got a job working

      in the cosmetic industry.

      I started out in detergents because of my past experience as a Lab Tech and start to

      learn all of the cosmetic formulations. I worked on creams and lotions, hair coloring,

      hair waving and straightening, co-dispensing valves, lipsticks, pressed powders, and

      other miscellaneous formulations.

      I worked my way up to Assistant Director of R & D and then Director of Quality

      Assurance / Quality Control for the Revlon plant in Jacksonville which was part

      of the Professional Products Division.

Work history in the public sector:

      When Revlon was taken over and many people were laid off, I got a job working for

       the State of Florida Children & Families. I started out in delinquency, advanced to

     supervisor for foster care, then contract manager for Economic Services, and finally

     contract manager for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program office.

     I retired in October 2003.


Other positions I have had after leaving the Department:

            Adjunct Professor Florida State College at Jacksonville, teaching computer

            science course.

            Professor Phoenix University teaching Critical Thinking

            Substitute teacher for Duval County School District

            High School Chemistry teacher

            Independent Agent selling Life, Health and Variable Annuities. I hold a current

            valid license but not selling at this time.