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Biography

I’m not really into self-aggrandizing puffery, but I guess it’s part of the game.  Here goes…

First and foremost, I’m a husband and father of three boys.  I work as a filmmaker, author and entrepreneur and am a veteran of the United States Navy.

My film projects include MURPH: The Protector, which was a contender for the Oscar in several categories and Ride for Lance, a tribute to fallen Navy SEAL Lance Vacarro. I attended NYU Film School and worked on dozens of big Hollywood films before launching my company in 1998.

I’m the author of The New Dad’s Survival Guide (Little, Brown and Company) and co-author of Battle Ready: Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic (St. Martin’s Press.)  I’ve written for several national and regional publications on topics ranging from veterans’ issues to fatherhood to the current state of the entertainment industry.

I actively mentor young filmmakers and authors and have spoken at major corporations and universities around the country, including Penn State and The University of Virginia. I’ve been a guest of Fox and Friends, NBC, CBS, PBS and dozens of radio stations from coast to coast.

I spend my free time coaching soccer and sailing with my wife and sons, and volunteer for various veterans’ and faith-based organizations.  At age 47 I enrolled at the University of Alabama and am completing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.