My work story began days before my 21st birthday, when I decided to join the United States Air Force (USAF). That one decision, albeit the biggest one to date, gave me the confidence and tools to work in a myriad of occupations, such as: 

Don’t get me wrong, I second guessed my decision to join the USAF every morning, when in basic training, the training instructor barged into our bay at 4:45 AM, banging two metal trash can lids together and yelling every expletive you can imagine.

I survived basic training and served one enlistment term. Doing so, gave me a front row seat to learn about leadership and discipline, while arming me with a skill in finance.

Following my military service, I worked in nearly every level of government (city, county and federal) in my day job. In my night job, I dabbled in many side projects, primarily, teaching and writing. What can I say, I get bored easily,

In 2008, I began (online) adjunct teaching at CCCOnline, Rio Salado College and University of Phoenix. As a professor, I began to see the power of words.

In nearly every class I taught, I received emails from students prior to class starting stating, “I don’t know what I’m doing”, “I’m not good enough to be in college”, “please, bare with them, this is my first college course.”

Whenever I received such an email, I encouraged students to relax and take it day-by-day. I reminded them that I’m a resource to be utilized and don’t be afraid to ask me for guidance.

I enjoyed the feeling of encouraging others, more so when they emailed me years later, stating that if not for me telling them they could do it, they would have never completed college.

And so, my passion for writing was born. First, came the business writing. Followed by the inspirational poetry that is now published on this site.

In addition to this, I authored of Upon a Moonlight Kiss: My Expressions of Love for You (2019). Inspired by the love of my life, I write 80+ poems to express my profound love for her. A perfect anniversary gift for a wife from a husband!

I also authored What to Expect When You Enroll in An Online Class: Tips & Tricks from an Online Professor (2014). This book is a guide for students new to online learning, in which I provide tips and tricks from an online professors perspective.