About Me…

My position title in the School of Health and Human Science at the University of North Carolina is “Student Success Coordinator” – whatever that means.  I spend most of my time helping people figure out what they want to do with their lives.  I DON’T do academic advising (actually registration) per say; I’m more into life planning and personal development.  My position DEFINITELY does not define me…

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the fourth school that I’ve worked at…this month will start my sixth year of  work at UNCG.  The previous chapters of my work life included the University of Delaware (1988-1999), College of New Jersey (1999-2006), and College of William and Mary (2006-2007).  Each place was instrumental in my growth as a professional and an individual.  The things I’ve learned about myself and higher education…

I am a certified Dream Coach and Dream Coach Group Leader (sometimes referred to as a Spiritual Group Leader).  I also have training in life coaching, purpose coaching and wellness coaching.  I honestly believe that most people who help others move forward/achieve something in life is a coach.  Didn’t need to spend many thousands of dollars to be certified to help people achieve more…but I got a chance to connect with some amazing people!

I have a STRONG interest (maybe even a passion) to help students connect with their soul at a deeper level.  Most faculty and staff that I work with think I’m nuts, but I know that you cannot be truly successful in life unless you know what you’re here to do.  In May/June 2012, completed an 8-week course on “Mindfulness-Based Stress and Pain Reduction” at UNC-Chapel Hill; it was one of the best courses I’ve ever taken!  Learned that meditation on a daily basis really makes a difference in one’s life!  Plan to incorporate it as a BIG part of my work in higher education – in my classes, in my workshops, and especially as a daily part of my life.

I have a BS in Recreation and Parks Administration and a MS in Physical Education, both from the University of Delaware.  Spent two years pursuing a PhD in Sociology, but decided to withdraw with three courses and a dissertation left to complete because I realized that my life needed to move in a totally different direction.  No regrets about finishing…

I’m married (for the second time) to Rebecca, my darling wife.  I have two beautiful daughters from my first marriage – Amanda and Bethany – and a step-daughter (Hannah), who has a baby girl (Madison).  Oh yeah…can’t forget our dog Dakota.  We also have a cat that came with our house (Garfield).  My two greatest passions right now are (1) fitness/exercise/sports and (2) learning as much as I can about personal growth and development.  When you work and your passion are the same, when is work really work?  Just don’t ask to my wife Rebecca to comment about that one…

Alright, that’s all I have to say…

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