I am a mindfulness teacher and language coach.
I got interested in both as a teenager, learned more about meditation from Richard Davidson at college and Goldstein, Salzberg and Kornfield at IMS, then worked as a mindfulness teacher and mental health worker at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts after graduation.
Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, I have a degree in Philosophy from S.U.N.Y. Purchase. I chose life in a Buddhist monastery in the UK instead of graduate school, came in 1990 to help set-up Santacittarama and made Italy my home.
Since then I have worked as an author and contributor for Loescher Editore and RAI Edu television, was a “change management” consultant for Nexans and Tetra Pak, an in-house coach for S4BT, and a professor of Spoken English at La Sapienza University in Rome.
I have driven taxis, worked in factories, been a technical writer, electrician and musician. Through it all, I have tried to favor discovery over invention. It’s helped me forge a unique perspective on learning and training.
You can find me on-line these days where I do most of my teaching; or in workshops at schools, hospitals and innovative businesses when possible.
Let’s talk. I look forward to it.