With twenty years of experience at New England and Middle Atlantic boarding schools as a college counselor, teacher, coach, technology integrator and dorm head, I have always felt my calling was to help high school students discover who they are as learners and as individuals. The conversations I had with the young men and women I’ve gotten to know in the classroom, my college counseling office, on the playing field and in the dorms have helped me appreciate and understand the stresses, challenges, and triumphs students experience each day. All the hard work done in high school results in intellectual and emotional gifts each student brings to the colleges they choose to attend. I’m a long-standing member of NACAC and abide by the professional ethics endorsed by this institution.

When my wife and I moved to Richmond, Virginia for her job, I was recruited by Method Test Prep, an online SAT/ACT educational technology firm I had worked with as a college counselor. While no counselor believes standardized testing is by any means a reflection of a student’s ability, all counselors understand that the testing process is a necessary hurdle to college admissions. Talking every day with school and independent college counselors all over the country has broadened my professional view while also delivering a tremendous amount of satisfaction as I help them help their students.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and a Master of Arts from Purdue University. In my free time, when I’m not visiting colleges or thinking about current issues in the college admissions process, I continue to pursue my personal interests as a musician and as an historian, particularly in the areas of pondering the history of rock and the business of sports. My blog about music, sports and other miscellaneous musings is regularly updated--check it out!

Here on the site you can learn about all of the guitar gear I've owned over the last 30+ years, and listen to some recordings, such as:
•a recording of Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" made with my band back in 2003
My new band from 2017 and a recording of "Green River"
•This is the kind of stuff I prefer to play
•This too
        • My band from 2019 playing "Last Time"
        • My band from 2019 playing "You Can't Do That". This was the first time we'd ever played this tune.

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