I was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in a blue collar working class family. My father spent his entire life employed by U.S. Steel Corporation. My mother was a late bloomer who attended college in mid-life and then taught school for 30 years.
After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1969, I went to work for the Ohio Youth Commission as a teacher. I taught junior high school in Youngstown, Ohio.
In 1972, I went work with my father at US Steel in Youngstown, Ohio where I learned how to work make steel. I affectionately described this period in my life as "my Yale College and my Harvard".
In 1979, I accepted a position with the Abraxas Foundation. During my tenure with the foundation, I taught English and Math, Industrial Arts, was a senior counselor and family counselor, founder of the Abraxas Wilderness Experience and a wilderness leader, assistant clinical director, senior treatment supervisor and coordinator of court reporting.
In 1993, I founded the Lifelong Learning Network, an internet education, training and consulting firm.I've written more than 15 books and dozens of training manuals on subjects like cultural differences, intensive treatment programming, effective interventions, therapeutic use of passive restraint, behavior modification, boundary issues, ethics education and how to train trainers. I have been the lead trainer in eleven new program initiatives in the past fifteen years.
I am an avid cyclist and commute to work nine months a year on my mountain bike. In 1995, I rode solo across America from Oregon to New Jersey 3165 miles on his bicycle raising more than $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity, his favorite charity. My book, "Solo" was serialized in the Forest Press and is now available on Kindle Direct Publishing.
Ten years ago in 2002, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, a journey of 2170 miles. One of my books, "See You Down the Trail" was serialized in the Forest Press and is available on Kindle Direct Publishing.
For the past nineteen years, I have written a weekly column for the Forest Press entitled, "Life, Liberty and Library".
In 2011, I finally published 11 ebooks ranging in subjects from philosophy, education, supervision, history and fiction. They are available on Amazon. In the Go field, search for "bert nemcik".
I am now retired and devoting my life to my passions: backpacking, hiking, outdoor volunteer work, Habitat for Humanity, woodworking, fishing and most of all, writing novels.
My motto is: "You don't have a problem IF you have a solution."
You can find me at: www.bertnemcik.com
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