I am married with two sons and an adopted daughter. A former naval officer, I spent some time home with my children before returning to the work force.

Through my work at Fox Chapel Area High School, I have been the sponsor of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (formerly Gay Straight Alliance). This GSA is one of the most successful groups in western Pennsylvania. The students have pioneered events such as Transexuality Awareness Day, Asexuality Awareness Day, and a local conference. I have also had the privilege of working individually with students who are out--about to come out--or not yet ready to come out. Naturally, this includes involvement with their parents/guardians.