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I have a bachelors degree in biology from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1978. From the sunny South I joined the Navy and headed North and the Washington Navy Yard for the last winter class at the Naval School Diving and Salvage. There I was taught the art of ship salvage and tap danced in the two hundred and five pound spun copper helmeted, vulcanized rubber Mk V.
During my seven and a half years as a mixed gas diving and salvage officer, I served aboard a variety of salvage ships and was privileged to dive on and be the Officer in Charge of the underwater survey of the USS ARIZONA. The first official survey conducted by the National Parks Department and United States Navy in forty years.
I returned to my home in Winthrop, Massachusetts where I joined and took over my family's insurance and tax preparation agency in 1985. Two years later, I literally married the girl next door. OK, she lived eight doors away. My son was born in Santiago, Chile in 1991 and my daughter in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1995.
In July of 2001, I was invited to join the scientific crew of the Russian research vessel the Akademik Mistislav Keldysh to dive on the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic. At the end of my ten-day adventure I was the seventy-second person to see the mighty liner at her actual resting place, two and one half miles under the cold Atlantic.
My passions in life are sailing, scuba diving and cooking. I am currently at work on a sequel to Bravo Two Sierra, entitled CODE ALPHA. In addition, I have several other stories and screenplays that I am working on.