I guess you could describe me as a retired urban professional. I spent most of my adult life in Washington, D.C. and worked mostly in the transit industry managing hi-tech telecommunications (and ITS) centers and serving on national panels working to advance transportation technology in the USA. Then both my parents became very ill and, as an only child, I found myself moving from my beloved Washington, DC to help them in AZ. They have since passed on, so I am now living in The Villagers Florida which is a large active adult retirement community in central Florida - a bit north of Orlando and Winder Park. There are literally hundreds of clubs, sports and activities of all kinds to keep you busy or you can just decide to retire into a life of calm and sunshine surrounded by over a hundred thousand people who are also enjoying their retirement. If there are any Berea High School alums in the Villages (or close by) - please feel free to contact me via this site and we can plan a get-together at one of town squares (I live pretty close to Spanish Springs town center) so we can share stories from the past whether we hung out together at BHS or not and get to know the adults we have now become.
I graduated from Kent State University in 1971. I took a year off after my junior year to study at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran (renamed Shiraz University after the fall of Reza Pahlavi) as a foreign scholar then returned to KSU to finish my senior year. I went on to do two post-graduate degrees -a Master's program in Organizational Communications at American University and one in Organizational Management from George Washington University - both in DC.