||Originally from California, I have grown up in Hawaii and consider the islands my true home. I reside on the island of Oahu with my wife and two daughters among the Ko'olau mountain range in Kaneohe (Ahuimanu). I was the Band Director and Astronomy teacher at a local all-girls Catholic high school from 2005-2011. In June of 2011, I accepted a position as the Managing Director of a local transportation company that specializes in corporate, executive and entertainment ground transportation on Oahu. I hold a M.Ed. in Education and a B.Ed. in Instrumental Music Education. I have been collecting meteorites since 1998 and love irons with unusual inclusions. In 2009 I began Meteorite Treasures, a company specializing in meteorite collectibles and jewelry, which has since been renamed to the Natural History Laboratory as I have expanded to offer cutting and restoration services.