A checkered past, to say the least.
Fulbright scholar in biochemistry, University of Munich, Germany.
B.A. in chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia.
Full-time writer for financial services and nonprofit organizations on sophisticated topics.
Several awards for financial services writing.
Received award from former governor Jim Edgar for promoting tourism to Chicago, Illinois.
On the side: award-winning composer of music for television, film, dance and theatre.
Born in Germany, raised in Philadelphia, lived in Chicago since 1984.
Married to Sharon.