Although I grew up in the Bronx, I enjoyed spending summers in Swan Lake, NY in the Catskills where I started gardening as a young boy. I have been growing roses for over 35 years.
In June 2017, I retired from a 40+ year career in special education and staff training and am now able to devote more time to my other passions. These include: bonsai, all things horticulture, old school physical training, and genealogy.
I am a Consulting Rosarian for the American Rose Society, and a founding member of the Finger Lakes/Southern Tier Rose Regional Rose Society. I am also a member of the Syracuse Rose Society where I volunteer at the EM Mills Garden, and the NY State Nursery & Landscape Association/Region 8.