Like everyone, my life journey is unique and has given me a unique perspective based on the joys and challenges that have come into my life. It’s the challenges of life I believe lead us to grow the most. I have had careers in engineering and business-to-business technology sales. I started my own internet retail company almost twenty years ago and still operate it.
I grew up Pentecostal, became evangelical, became a Christian Universalist, and have studied Buddhism. I was deeply scarred by toxic religion; which sent me on a long spiritual quest. Although I hate the cliche’, at this point in my life, while I am deeply spiritual and well versed in religion(s), I am spiritual but not religious.
I have been with my wife for more than thirty years. Before that, I experienced the loss of divorce. My wife and I have raised two beautiful, competent, compassionate and independent daughters. In June 2015, my daughter Shayna suddenly and unexpectedly passed from this life into the next life. With Shayna’s passing, I have experienced the most profound loss anyone can suffer.
After the transition of Shayna, my spiritual quest intensified. I have made myself into an expert on anything concerning the afterlife. Because of my Chemical Engineering background, I have taken a scientific as well as a spiritual and philosophical approach to this. I needed to know, not just believe.
Because of these experiences, I have navigated the situations below and can help guide you through them. Often we feel stuck and overwhelmed and need a gentle nudge and guidance.
- Depression/Anxiety Feelings of loneliness and inadequacy
- Child Rearing
- Fear of Death
- Toxic Religion
- Spirituality versus Religion
- Small business start up and operation (started my own in 2002)
I want to share the wisdom gained from my life experiences with you to help you on your journey.
I earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. I worked as an Operations Engineer for Columbia Gas of Ohio.
I sold computer systems for IBM, Sun Microsystems, and a number of small independent resellers for nearly twenty-five years. I was trained in sales techniques by some of the best and was a top performer in sales and sales management during my sales career
Owner/Operator of Treasured Locks
In 2002, my wife and I started Treasured Locks, an independent hair and skin care company. I built our first website. As a sole proprietor, I have had to learn all aspects of starting up and running a business including e-commerce, shipping, online marketing, and advertising, email (several platforms), SMS or text marketing, etc.
My wife and I taught couples marriage skills at the Vineyard church for several years.
Boards of Directors
I serve on the Board of Directors for the SoulPhone Foundation working with Dr. Gary Schwartz and Dr. Mark Pitstick, among others, to bring this exciting technology to the world. I also volunteer to support Greater Reality Living from a technical perspective helping with social media, the website, email communications, etc.
I am on the Board of Directors of Helping Parents Heal, an international organization of nearly 15,000 members around the world. Helping Parents Heal brings together parents whose children have passed into the spirit world. We provide hope, support, and comfort.
Volunteer Work and Consulting
I am an affiliate leader for the Helping Parents Online Group, a Facebook support group with almost 5,000 members. The online group brings nationally recognized leaders in healing and the afterlife to our parents via teleconferencing technology.
I work part-time for the San Francisco Theological Seminary in their Applied Wisdom Institute, as a technical assistant. In that role, I have co-taught Grief and Spirituality to grief counselors and pastors.
I consult for a celebrity medium helping them with his website, social media and customer service.