Studied 2 years at SUNY College at Geneseo (Geneseo, New York) then transferred to SUNY at Buffalo (State University of New York,Buffalo,NY) a year later entered the School of Pharmacy program. After graduating and receiving license, practiced in Buffalo and Rochester area before moving to Cold Spring(on Hudson) NY and working in the area of Poughkeepsie. In 1986 moved to Lawrence,Kansas and worked as a pharmacist in Lawrence and Topeka. In 1992 moved back east to Connecticut and worked as a pharmacist in New London and New Haven. In the fall of 2009 moved to Maine and in the spring of 2010 started working at UNE College of Pharmacy.