Military background -Vietnam Veteran
1966 to 1970US Navy. Rated as CT5. Top Secret Crypto Clearance as a Communication Technician for Naval Security Group Activities. Homestead AFB, Florida for Cuban Problem, USS Jamestown, Vietnam, NSA Ft. Meade Maryland, Russian shipping and submarines Mediterranean/Black Sea. Honorable discharge 1970.
In service Training
Certified Pool Opeator
CSI Document Technician
Technical training for swimming pool design, equipment and structural materials and coatings
1973 - Master of Business Administration University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1972 - Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration University of North Carolina
1966 - Associate Degree of Science, Physics and Mathematics, GCC
1997 – Present: President of Pool Design Consultants Inc. providing swimming pool design consulting services and construction administration for commercial pools, spas and hydrotherapy facilities completely independent of any pool equipment supplier, distributor or manufacturer.
1992 – 1998 Vice President Operations for Alden Enterprises, Inc. a manufacturer's representative for pool equipment including sales, service, installation and startup. Companies represented include Neptune Benson, Spectrum Pool Products, Vortex aquatic play equipment and distributor/dealer for Aquasol chemical feed controllers, Teledyne Laars heaters and Miami Heat Pumps. Sold to Aquatic Technologies August 1998
1991 – 1992 Operating partner with The Vanoso Group, Inc. Pool equipment sales, service, installation and start up
1990 - 1992 Independent commissioned salesman for a pool contractor and a dehumidification manufacturer's representative
1984 – 1989 President of Alden Enterprises, Inc. focused on maintenance, service and repair of pools, spas and fountains for the commercial market in a five county area surrounding and including Charlotte, N.C.