WHO I AM: I'm goal directed, self motivated and a big believer in individual freedom and its requisite companion, personal responsibility. I write novels, solemnize marriages, walk an average of an hour every day and like to sail and cook and take pride in my garden. I left the coprorate world and all its trappings twenty years ago after having risen to a senior management position before it finally dawned on me that I really didn't like it and become an entrepreneur; a move I heartily reccommend!
ABOUT MY VOCATION: What we do is not who we are. When I left the corporate world I wanted to work with entrepreneurs so created HCI Employee Benefits to help small business owners deal with the costs of employee health insurance. That company now assists small businesses throughout the United States setting up Defined Contribution Health Plans.
About 10 years ago I realized we were selling more and more individual products so I created the division HCI Ohio to focus on this market. This company now represents Anthem Blue Cross individual business in Ohio.
As the baby boomers began to retire in 2010 I established HCI Benefits as a Benefits Advisor and Broker for Seniors because it gives me the opportunity to genuinely help them in sorting out their Medicare options and I can save them a lot of money.
I've enjoyed my entrepreneurial life over the past 20 years. It has enabled me to generate a decent living and afforded me freedoms unavailable in more structured venues.
I'M AN ORDAINED HUMANIST: Humanism embraces the ability of the individual to bring advances to society using logic and science and is often referred to as "a religion based on reason." Unlike theic religions, Humanism deals with the natural world and has no need for belief in anything supernatural. I teach others and officiate ceremonies, including weddings in Ohio. Please visit www.ohiohumanist.com to learn more.
I'M ALSO A PUBLISHED AUTHOR: I genuinely enjoy the process of writing and can be totally immersed in whatever world I am creating for hours at a time.
My first book, A Walk In The Park, is set in modern times. Share Don Elliott's questioning his position in corporate America and his growing dissatisfaction with his marriage and, once he realizes there are alternatives, the action steps he takes to resolve the situation.
My next book, Wolf At The Threshold, is a historical romance/drama set in first century Britain and demonstrates the devastating impact of politics on the relationship between Marek, a Roman cavalry officer, and Ceridwen, an Iceni princess.
With the baby boomers retiring I realized they needed practical guidance to help understand that conventional wisdom doesn't work for them so I wrote the book, I Am Taking Control: Health Aging and Financial Security for Baby Boomers.
I am currently working on the following working titles:
Please Don't Cut Your Hair: a book about dealing with face blindness
Modern Orpheus: a novel about addiction and recovery
Existential Humanism: a religion that works in the modern world