I was born and raised in Bellmore, NY, and currently live in Pennsylvania with my wife and three children.

I earned my B.S.Ed. in Health & Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of Virginia. I completed my Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Maryland, where the program’s emphasis was on promoting systemic equity, access, and justice in schools through counseling. I also attained a master of divinity degree from Virginia Union University, where I more deeply explored the intersection of my faith and social responsibility.

My passion is to help all people discover and deploy their God-given talents, especially Black people.