|After Graduation from Nova High
in 1977, I went to the University of Florida in
Like 3000 other Freshmen, I was Pre-Med until
I took a trip up to Emery University in Atlanta
with Tommy Yianilos to visit his brother Peter
and fell in love with computers.
I made that my major (this is going back before
the PC was invented in 1981) and have been in
Data Processing ever since.
I am a Systems Project Manager at Florida Power
& Light Company and have been with them
for now over 17 years. I'm currently Project
Manager for their Year 2000 project.
Ever since I can remember I had a crush on
Amy Kline (Nova High class of '76) (she sat
with me twice on the bus the year I was in 8th
grade). I followed her whereabouts for years
until I finally was lucky enough to marry her.
We have three wonderful boys (Josh-15 (in 2
weeks), Joey-12 and Daniel-6). We live in South
Florida in Pembroke Pines.
I pursued a couple of activities to continue
enjoying participation in the performing arts.
I sang in the University of Florida Men's Glee
Club for 3 years and also sang with the Miamians
(a men's barbershop chorus), for several years
after graduating college.
I also pursued Power Lifting to emulate my
friend in High School, Mike Brannon, and achieved
a national ranking of 67th in my weight class
in the bench press (lifetime best of lifting
305 pounds at 140 pounds of weight). Now I just
work out to stay in shape and battle the bulge.
I also just completed my first Marathon in Disney
World in January of this year.
I am so grateful to be associated with this
incredible group, and always seize the opportunity
to let people know that although I was in the
back row, I am and will always consider myself
very lucky to have been a part of our magic.