High Also Known As (AKA):
Spouse/Partner...ex-wife, Anne Caryl died in 2003.
Girlfriend now, Meg Battle
Were you classmates at HHS?
No. Ex-wife grew up/graduated from
Where did you meet? How long ago? I met my future
wife at a democratic party fund raiser in 1973.
Married How Long? Date
Married: We got married on August 30, 1975 and it last over 25 years.
Children/Grandchildren: I have
four grown children and two granddaughters. My 2nd oldest daughter
(Laura) is the youngster master sommelier in the world and only the 18th
woman out of 170 master sommeliers worldwide.
Where do you currently live?:
I live in
(part of Bayside,
Favorite Subject in High
School: History and English
Name of my Favorite Teacher:
Favorite Place to meet Friends
Outside of School: Sweet Shop or
Club or Activity: golf
retired high school social studies teacher. Currently, still a licensed real
estate associate broker
Education Beyond High School:
Nassau Community College,
at Oneonta (B.A. degree),
Military Service: none
Hobbies/Pastimes: 54 years
playing golf; dance lessons (still two left feet)
One thing that no one knows
about me is: strong Christian beliefs makes me extremely conscious of how I try
to deal with everyone I do business with.
Now the hard one.
Tell us what we need to know...50 years in the space below: I taught junior high
school history at Selden JHS in Centereach,
from 1968 to 1972. I left teaching then to become the first Executive Director
of Hicksville Against Drugs, Inc. (H.A.D., Inc.) aka Help-Aid-Direction, Inc.
from 1972 to 1978. From 1983 to 1986, I ran first a senior citizen center in
Ridgewood, Queens and a social service program in Maspeth,
. Returned to teaching in 1986 and finished my teaching at Benjamin Cardozo High
School in Bayside,
in July 2004. I have also been continuously licensed in NYS first as a real
estate salesperson, associate broker and for 6 years even had my own independent
real estate firm. Today, I'm an associate real estate broker with Long
Island's largest real estate firm, Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. I'm also
an entrepreneur with a great health, wellness, and green product company based
and am excited with that residual income opportunity.
I have four grown children.
Elina is 37 years old; Laura is 35 ; Katrina is 33 and Michael is 31. My oldest
daughter has two daughters (my granddaughters) Mia who is almost two years old
and Isabel who is just recently turned one years old. They live in
so I don't see them very often.
Finally, if you had to do it all over again, I
would... have taken golf lessons earlier than 30 years after starting golf at
the age of 13 years old.