I was born in 1957 in Washington, D.C., the youngest of 4 children. Our Dad was the head of the Fugitive Section at FBI Headquarters in Washington. I attended Catholic grade school and high school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1979 with a degree in Political Science. It was at Mount Saint Mary’s that I met my future wife Stephanie, who was from Ocean Township.
Following college, I went to work for the George Bush for President Campaign, which evolved into the Reagan/Bush Campaign in 1980. Following the election, I worked in a series of escalating positions over the next 8 years within the Office of the Vice President in the White House. Following George H.W. Bush’s election as President in 1988, I first worked as the Director of the Office of the Executive Secretariat within the Urban Mass Transit Administration in the US Department of Transportation and from 1990 to 1994 I was the Director of Administrative Operations at the US Department of Treasury. In 1995, I was selected for the Executive Development Program for Erickson Retirement Communities and in 1996 was named the Director of Sales for the new Seabrook Community in Tinton Falls, NJ. In 2002, I moved over to be the Director of Resident Life at Seabrook, where I am today.
While working in Washington, Stephanie and I lived in Cheverly, Maryland and welcomed four children over the years into our lives. Ryan was born in 1984, Tori in 1986, Kelsey in 1987 and Brendan in 1990. We were active in our local parish and I served as a Councilman from 1990 until we moved to Bradley Beach in 1996.
I was first active in Bradley Beach with the recreation program, coaching biddy basketball and little league and serving on the Recreation Board. I was elected to the Bradley Beach Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2007 and 2010.
We live at 311 2nd Avenue. Stephanie is the Manager of the Belmar Fishing Club. Ryan is 29 now and married to Jenn. Ryan is a Social Worker and Jenn is an attorney. Tori is 27 and works at the Leap Academy Charter School in Camden while getting her Masters at Rutgers-Camden. Kelsey is 26 and is engaged to Paul Reardon, Kelsey is getting her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Brendan is 23 and recently completed his first year of law school.