Adaptability is in my blood. My father was a career Naval Officer and we moved every two years during the first eighteen years of my life. After graduating from Villanova University as an NROTC student, I was commissioned in the United States Navy and immediately went off to my first duty station in Pensacola, Florida for Naval Flight School.
During my professional career, I have worn a number of different hats: a Naval Navigator, a college assistant professor teaching Naval engineering and leadership classes, a small business restaurant entrepreneur, an office manager and CPA of a local accounting practice, and the owner of a sole-proprietorship law firm focusing on business and personal taxes, wills & trusts, physician services, real estate, and family law services, and a mediator working county, family and circuit civil cases.
If there is one thing in my life that has been consistent it has been change. Whether it is moving to new schools or changing careers, I have always adapted to my new environment quickly, thriving in whatever these new challenges required.
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
LL.M. in Taxation, 2008
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Master of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Administration, 1997
Master of Business Administration, 1993
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1986
Florida Bar Certified Tax Attorney
Florida Supreme Court Certified in Independency, Family, and County Mediation
Attorney at Law, Florida
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Florida
Certified Hearing Officer, National Association of Hearing Officials
Enrolled Agent (EA), Not Active
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Not Active
Certified in Financial Management (CFM), Not Active
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Not Active
NAVAL ROTC UNIT, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, SC.
August 1991 - June 1994
Assistant Professor of Naval Science. Counselor and academic advisor to 25
sophomore Navy ROTC students.
PATROL SQUADRON SIXTEEN, Jacksonville, FL
November 1987 - July 1991
Naval Flight Officer (NFO): Mission Commander, Patrol Plane Tactical
Commander on P-3 aircraft. Commander of 12-member crew and responsible
for multimillion-dollar aircraft. Recognized as the finest tour Tactical
Coordinator in the command and a leader among contemporaries.