Aug. 14, 2017
Photography, writing, trains, aviation, sailing and politics
I am a 72-year-old native of New Orleans who graduated from LSUNO before it became the University of New Orleans. After a year with the Public Health Service, I returned to school to earn a master’s in hospital administration at the University of Iowa and worked in the health care industry for 25 years. In 1995, I took one class at Metropolitan State College of Denver followed by an internship at The Capitol Reporter, the journalism department-run newspaper that covered the Colorado Legislature. I then landed at The Farmington (NM) Daily-Times. From there, I went to Española, NM to live while I worked at newspapers in Española and Los Alamos. After 2½ years at the Amarillo Globe-News, I founded The Amarillo Independent, closing it in 2013. Shortly thereafter, I consulted for three years with ABC7-KVII in Amarillo. I was part of the “I-Team.” My wife and I married in 2003 and we each have three grown children and, between us, four grandkids. She grew up in Sinton, but has deep roots in Victoria.