Born in Los Angeles, CA, raised in Pasadena, CA. My Father is Black, and my Mother is Italian. I am one of 5 siblings (3 half-brothers and 1 full sister). I was an athlete all my life as a swimmer, basketball player, football and track. I played football as a 4-year starter in NCAA for Grinnell College and was All-Conference and Freshman Athlete of the Year. A devastating knee injury finished my career and I moved back to California after graduating with a BA in Psychology. I then went to graduate school while teaching in elementary public-school classrooms, private middle school and high school. I was also a Head Football Coach at the Varsity level for 6 years. For the last three years I have been the Defensive Coordinator at the Varsity level for a different high school. I finished graduate school with a Masters & Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis. My professional title is a Behavior Scientist. I give lectures and talks, provide retreats for Fathers and Sons, and working on building a facility of resources for families. I also Coach a fitness class, write a blog, host a YouTube channel called Change U Kids, and have a podcast called Loose Change. Most importantly, I am a Dad of 3 beautiful boys and a loving husband of a supportive wife.