Bio: Born and raised in Detroit, MI. Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002 after 30 yrs of active service. Now calling Alexandria, VA (DC area) home. I travel a lot in my current job as vice president of a nonprofit professional development organization. I love people...and live with passion by the words to the song by Louie Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World!" Life is like a song... pick one, and there's a story in it about me. My personal core values are people, passion and performance.