I was born and raised in New York on Long Island. I spent fourteen and a half years in The United States Marine Corps, I left the Marine Corps as a Captain settling in Florida, where I began working for the Naples Police Department in 1990 and helped create the Departments' first SWAT team. I retired from the Naples Police Department in 2005 and took a position as a Special Agent for The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. I spent three years as a member of the FDLE's Special Operations Team (SWAT).On June 1st, 2017, I retired from FDLE. I am a founding member of the Defenders MC and ride a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.