I’ve had a weird life, even by the weird standards of those who live in Los Angeles. I’m originally from New Jersey, where my first job was selling bagels out of a store that was front for the mob (The Sopranos was filmed a LOT in my hometown). I then studied primates in Atlanta, skeletons in Chicago, cave art in Spain, and roman ruins in Cyprus.
After deciding the academic world of Anthropology wasn’t my bag, I hit the other end of the spectrum got my MBA from UCLA and rather than put any of my schooling to productive use, I left it all behind to backpack solo around Africa. Eventually I came back and started working in Finance where I help companies clean up messes. A boss once described me as the Mr. Wolf of Finance (a la Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction).
After November 2016, I watched our country go from being a world leader to giving up its power in the name of fear and white nationalism. Congress has abdicated the role our founders created for it to serve as a check on the rise of a dictator. 2018 and 2020 will be tipping points as to if our country goes forward, or back to the rise of the Nazis.
So now I’m working at PTV to help clean up another mess. If we don’t stop this march to fascism now, we will be re-fighting the resistance for which our grandparents and great-grandparents would have died in vain.
- Location: Los Angeles, CA