I am a middle school computer teacher, kayak instructor and computer programer. I created my first education based websites called TeacherTimeKeeper.com. With the push for Student Growth Objectives by New Jersey, (NJ Achieve) and other state departments of edcuation created a new web based application to help teachers with the data analysis of their SGO calculations at SGOCalculator.com
have always had a lifelong interest in
astronomy. Twelve years ago, I built my first "real" telescope, a 10"
dobsonian, which I used with some limited success. Last year, I purchased an 8"
Meade Schmidt-Casseigrain computerized telescope as a 45th birthday present
for myself, and then got hit with the astrophotography bug.
I teach computer technology for a south Jersey
middle school and run the astronomy club in the school. I am also
going back to school for the first time in over 8 years for a nutrition
degree. When I finish the program, I will be a Registered Dietician
and have a Masters in Nutrition, meaning I can work in a nursing home,
hospital, etc. but my goals are to be a personal nutritional consultant and
teach at the college level.
I have a wonderful 17 YO daughter, Perri, who
shared my interest in astronomy up until the age of about 8. Now, with some
coercion, she is willing to look at my newest images. Perri is
this bright spot in my life and being a good father to her has in turn made
me a better, happier person.
At my niece's wedding
Summer of 2007 Not my best picture, but I was
I just captured my first ISS Solar Transit...