My wife, Judi, and I live in Colorado Springs, CO with our two basset hounds, Zoë and Dexter, and Zeke, an American black-and-tan coonhound.
I am an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, and a former PSIA-certified ski/snowboard instructor at Monarch Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado.
Dangerous Slopes is my first novel. It is a story that underlines a conflict when society chooses pride and greed over safety and honesty. The result will most likely be a physical, financial, and psychological loss.
I learned to ski in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. For a number of years, I worked part-time as a ski patroller in Pennsylvania. Moving to Colorado 20 year ago, I became a snowboard and skiing instructor at two well-known resorts. I thought would it be interesting to write a story about Colorado ski resorts and the environmental issues facing all resorts in the west. I wanted to highlight what it takes to be a instructor and how much fun it is to teach this great sport. In addition, I have worked with computers for most of my career and wanted to weave that aspect into this story.
* Skiing and snowboarding in Colorado