Hi, Everyone!!! I am an educator and author of the novels Child of Gilead and Garden's Corner. Born in Queens, New York, my early travels as a teen and young adult took me to such places as Greenwich, CT and Syracuse University where I received a degree in Communications Management from the Samuel I. Newhouse School of Communications.
Upon graduation, I journeyed off to Los Angeles where I was initiated to and gained experience in the motion picture industry. While on the West Coast, I worked for Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Films in Burbank.
With my return to New York, I worked as a freelance Script Analyst for New Line Cinema and Vision Media/Greyhound Films where my duties included reading and evaluating literary material for the screen.
Seeking to realize the inception of my own company and thereby get involved in more personal and independent-minded film and literary projects, I created Kataza Films and, by extension, Kataza Books.
A mid-career change saw the pursuit of my other passion, teaching and working with young people. As a New York City Teaching Fellow, I earned a Master of Science degree in Primary Education from Lehman College and served as an an elementary school teacher at Public School 62 (Bronx, NY). I currently teach at Elliot Primary School (Devsonshire, Bermuda). I am the Founder & Head Coach of Team Hurricane Basketball Academy and I also coach Boys Varsity Basketball at Mount Saint Agnes Academy. When away from the classroom and the basketball court, you’ll find this author living quietly and peacefully on the beautiful island of Bermuda with my wife, Lisa and stepchildren Jalen and Mia.