My career has taken diverse, and seemingly unrelated, directions. This page is designed to offer explanation of my diverse experiences, and provide understanding of my efforts in the different arenas.
Immediately after graduating high school, my first job was a payroll clerk. In order to advance, I took college courses in accounting and management. resulting in a promotion to internal accountant and cost accountant. While accounting provided an income, it didn’t satisfy my more creative passions.
I apprenticed to a friend, in order to learn how to build deploy and repair professional sound systems and stereo equipment. I also took courses from Cleveland Institute of Electronics, This endeavor developed into a business in professional sound and recording equipment sales and service.
In 1980, I met two musicians, who shared my dream of owning a recording studio. We partnered together and built AirCraft Communications Inc., and for several decades built a business involving all aspects of the music business. In 1998, we divided the assets of the corporation, and since then I operated as a sole proprietor under the name HeartSong.
A parallel passion since childhood has been a passionate faith. I was commissioned to preach in my early twenties, and was ordained in my early thirties. I have always been involved in bi-vocational ministry and church-life in parallel with the other activities I was engaged in.
In 1992, I joined a church-planting venture as the associate pastor. This endeavor required me to focus my first energies on church planting. After resigning as the associate pastor, I spent a decade in secondary education as professor, department chair, and adjunct faculty. I taught technology and audio video production.
In 2012, I had the opportunity to work with the band, now known as Longing for Eden. In 2010 I published a book titled Longing for Eden. We found that the passion of the band was compatible with the passion of the book, and the band adopted the title of the book as the name of the band.
So, while my career seems to have meandered, knowing me and the passions that motivate me will help to understand how the pieces and the different “hats” make sense together. This page is meant as a digital curriculum vitae.
Presently, because of health and age, I am mostly retired. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh with my wife, Connie. Health has diminished my ability to continue at the pace I have been used to. However, Connie and I continue to live every day in honor to God and His GOODNESS!