What i do
What I've Done
I love to solve problems. Whether it’s a problem with things or people, if you give me something that’s broken or dysfunctional, I’ll do everything I can to fix it.
In order to do that, I need to be able to figure things out. I guess that’s why I geek out over data, and I love education. It’s what I love about working in higher education and at Georgia State University in particular.
I am also a big fan of the arts – the “A” in STEAM. I am fascinated by science, technology, and math, and I’m an engineer by training. But music was my first love. I have been a musician since I was five, and I love composing and performing music.
In fact, when I became a cancer survivor, I wrote a musical about my experience. Through my organization that I co-founded, Center Stage Education, I use my musical to teach healthcare workers about the patient experience and clinical empathy. We hold classes for continuing education credit and are often keynote speakers at healthcare education events.
Personally, I am so fortunate to be married to an amazing woman and to be the father of three wonderful kids. My family is the most important part of my life. I also love to run. Long-distance running is my meditation – helping both my physical and mental well being – and it taught me that the key to achieving success comes one step at a time combined with a strong dedication to the finish line.
There you have it. That’s me in a nutshell. If I can be of service to you or your organization, I would love to hear from you.
I had the honor of speaking at the 2019 Georgia State University Tech Trends Conference with my colleagues Jaro Klc and Chris Burge. We spoke about our data-driven solutions to improve the student experience at GSU in a breakout session called “New Technologies and the Student Experience.” Jaro and I talked about our project called […]
Today, I have the privilege of speaking at the 3rd Annual Healthcare Oncology Symposium by CEU Creations and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Anne McSweeney and I will open the day with our presentation about the patient experience through storytelling and music, and I’ll participate in the survivorship panel in the afternoon.
I’m excited to be a guest speaker at the annual Testicular Cancer Conference in Devner, Colorado this year for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. I’m also excited to meet Dr. Lawrence Einhorn who revolutionized testicular cancer treatment. His research in platinum combination chemotherapy in patients with metastatic testicular cancer turned the research world upside down, and […]
I’m doing it again! I feel so fortunate that I had interest from both people who couldn’t make it out to the first one as well as from one of the coolest venues. Yes, I will be having another: What: A book launch for Having A Ball At Thirty along with live music from Urban […]