Nearly an AZ native given I spent every birthday in Arizona. However, was born in Washington DC and within six months, moved to Arizona via Mom & Dad and their station wagon. My parents, given their religion, took directions from the Vatican, and created a boatload of children. I am a graduate St. Theresa’s, Brophy, St John’s University and ASU. I was originally destined to become a priest, until a woman complicated Mom’s hope for my life. My first ‘career’ occupation was youth minister which I did for nearly fifteen years until acquiring my real estate license to supplement my income. I am a father of three grown children and the grandfather of seven beautiful grandchildren. I am a fan of anything outdoors and can play nearly any sport which require shoes versus skis or skates. I most enjoy teaching, hiking and writing. I have authored and published three books and the newest one, based on my age and life experiences, is entitled “The Gift of 65”.