I was born in Montreal Canada, a multi-cultural city located in North Eastern Canada situated approximately 350 miles north of New York City. I moved to Los Angeles County area with my mother, father and sister in 1970. I attended Junior High School and High School in Altadena/Pasadena area and graduated from La Salle High School. I started teaching, coaching, and training fitness/sports at the early age of 18. After my early start of my teaching and coaching career, I was hired and taught at Bosco Technical Institute for 12 years. I also taught Exercise Sciences classes in adult education. I earned an Associate Degree from Pasadena City College, a Bachelors Degree from CSU Dominguez Hills and a Masters in Science Degree from CSU Fullerton. I enjoy reading science books, camping, playing basketball and soccer, the movies, working out at the gym, bowling and traveling.