I’m originally from Rochester, NY. I am an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in English literature and of the Johns Hopkins University, with a Masters in writing.
I’m the inventor of the Jammock (it’s a hammock for your Jeep or truck), own, and run the company. Jammock does over $200,000 in sales each year worldwide.
I’m a former U.S. Army infantry officer, following seven years of enlisted service as a Military Policeman. I served as a Stryker Platoon Leader for 16-months in Iraq and led over 480 combat patrols and raids, finishing my tour with zero U.S. casualties under my command, which I regard as my greatest achievement. I’ve served the U.S. in every major theater of the Global War on Terror: as a military policeman guarding the Pentagon crash site following 9-11; as a prison guard at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; as an infantry officer in Mosul, Baghdad, and Hamam al-Alil, Iraq; and (very briefly) as a Cooperative Biological Engagement Program project manager in Kabul, Afghanistan.