I was born on December 10, 1971 at 9:08 a.m. in Brooklyn, New York to two adoring and wonderful parents. I am an only child, and sometimes that can be painfully obvious. When I was 8, we moved to Staten Island, New York. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, and often the forgotten one. We are best known for two things: The world's largest garbage dump, and the Staten Island Ferry. Aside from that, it's mostly unremarkable.
I lived with my parents until I was 17, when I went away to college. I attended Stony Brook, a State University of New York (SUNY) school for two years, and then I returned home to start a business with my parents. We ran the business (a wholesale distributor of licensed Disney toys and candy) together while I got my Bachelor of Science in Economics from the College of Staten Island.
I started my MBA at Baruch College in the fall of 1994. I got my first email address through my CIS class that September. I started becoming involved in my computer, and getting interested in doing things other than run the business.
The recession of the early 90s and my lack of desire to continue running the business caused us to give it up, and in the Spring of 1995, I went off to become a car salesman. No, it's not what I really wanted to do, but at the time, I thought it was. I think it was more of a fun thing to do. I liked cars a lot, and I was always in showrooms, trying to get test drives. So, if I became a salesman, I'd be around cars all day. Let's just say that I'm glad that summer is over with. I couldn't sell a car if my life depended on it. The guys I worked with sold ten cars a month, minimum, and I sold ten in the three months I worked there.
I continued to live off the remaining cash from the business for a few months, before getting a job at the Resident, a local newspaper in Manhattan. I was their Webmaster for 8 months before getting my current job.
Aside from that, I'm 27, and I live in the house that I grew up in with my parents. They have retired and moved down to Florida to live with Mickey Mouse. No, I'm not kidding.
In previous versions of my Home Page, I referred to this section as "A Brief Autobiography". Well, so much for brief.