Native of Brooklyn NY. Did 11th and 12th grades in Israel 68-70. Undergraduate SUNY Albany 70-73 Finished BA in Business at University of the Americas Cholula Puebla Mexico 73-75 After college worked for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board as an Savings and Loan Examiner for the Ft.Lauderdale office. Then worked in the private sector in Miami and LA 80-86. Lived in Brisbane Australia in late 80s and early 90s. Been living in Salvador Brazil since then.