I was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains region of New York, graduating from Delaware Academy before earning a bachelor’s degree at Hartwick College.
Later, I moved to California and entered the Masagung School of Management at the University of San Francisco, graduating with a master’s degree in nonprofit administration.
My entire career has been in the field of organizational advancement.
Today, I serve as chief communications officer at a university near Los Angeles,* and as adjunct professor of marketing for not-for-profit organizations at a university near San Francisco.* I am former executive producer of a current-affairs show on public television in Southern California.
I serve and have served on the boards of a variety of mission-based not-for-profit organizations.*
In my early career, I was proud to be among the first professionals in U.S. higher education to call attention to and address issues facing gay youth in the college-admission process. I was the author of “Searching for Gay-Friendly Colleges: How Guidance Counselors Can Help Their Gay Students” in the Journal of College Admission (Fall 2002), which combined with significant national media coverage between 1997-2004, helped advance a never-before-had national discussion regarding LGBT students in the college search process. With J. Bradley Blankenship, I was a speaker at the annual conferences of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (Long Beach) and The College Board (New York City).
*The opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone as an individual, and do not represent organizations with which I am affiliated.