My road in life took a while to figure out.
Going to engineering schools without proper career advice that would probably have led me somewhere else.
Discovering a passion for public sector work during the turbulent 1970s - wanting to make a difference in how government works.
Applying (and not getting) for job at time of grad schools graduation, but stumbled on to another job in the process which led to my life work.
Getting fired - led to another and better phase of my professional life as consultant, project manager, and technical advisor nationally.


Director of Strategic Solutions

I assist communities and states in designing initiatives to advance the workforce to meet the needs of employers.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Facilitating meetings of professionals in education and workforce development. Researching programs. Designing programs. Writing proposals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Internships are a great way to explore. You can also volunteer with non-profit organizations and government. No matter what, get some early work experiences. Bad jobs can be great learning experiences.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You didn't use your engineering degree to become an engineer."