I was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. My family stressed education, hard work and dedication were the secrets to success. My father and many relatives worked at United States Steel.
I graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago. I went on to graduate from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. I also received a Master of Business Administration degree from Purdue Northwest University.
For the past seventeen years, I have lived in Schererville with my wife and daughter. Presently, I am working at IBM in the IBM Consulting division for the AT&T account. I work on the product side of software delivery. I am responsible for understanding AT&T management’s ideas being requested for AT&T’s Switched Ethernet product. I work with IBM and AT&T software engineers with the task of turning these concepts into actual ordering, provisioning, and billing applications. My previous jobs included AT&T Account Manager, Branch Manager, Information Technology Communication Specialist and IBM AS/400 System Engineer.
I love the United States of America. I believe in democracy and capitalism. To preserve democracy, we need a nation with strong family values. We need government leaders who are fiscally responsible. Our military must always remain the strongest in the world. The country must provide all its citizens with individual rights of freedom and opportunity.