Born and raised in New York City, lives in Los Angeles. Graduated from St. John's University with a BA in Classical Literature. Served honorably four years in the US Navy as an naval aviation officer. Assigned to Attack Squadron One Fifty Two based at Naval Air Station Alameda, California. Spent time in the Mediterranean on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. Traveled throught southern Europe. Worked on production projects for Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race" and NBC's "Food Fighters."