My first stop was Dickinson College. When it was time for my first winter break, I called my father to ask him to bring our station wagon when he came to get me. There was a bit of a pause before he asked why, to which I replied, “Because I’m not coming back, I’m joining the Marine Corps.”
Being a good father, he said, “We’ll talk about that.” However, I did join and went off to boot camp in 1989 and spent the next 4 years in the United States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalion.
Returning home, I began attending classes at University of Massachusetts Lowell. I worked in information technologies over school breaks integrating telecommunications, doing a lot of cabling in large-scale construction. I got married and moved to the greater Boston area in 1999. I worked for several companies in the Andover area doing technology installation during the dot-com boom.
In 2000, I joined Phillips Academy as the director of information technology until moving into the Business Office in 2008. I am now the director of business services, managing diverse responsibilities.