Grew up in Rockland County New York. Lived for a short while in Brooklyn, NY. At age 16 moved to Puerto Rico. Graduated from Julio Vizcarrondo Coronado High School (before it was closed to be turned into a historical building). Studied for two years at the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus. Then returned to New York where I married, had five wonderful girls, and grew professionally and spiritually. Finally, in 2009, for the sake of our children's future and our family's survival, we relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina. We are happy enjoying the warmer weather, simpler living, and raising our girls with a wonderful community.
I graduated with my AA in December 2014, after struggling to finish college for years, and while working full time and raising 5 girls.