WHERE I'M FROM VERSUS WHERE I LIVE

This will sound stupid to some and make sense to others.

 

I am from Brooklyn, NY.  Born and raised in the Gravesend neighborhood.  Nothing will ever change that and I am very proud to be from the greatest City in the world.

 

I live in New Jersey, specifically Burlington Township.  There is nothing wrong with Jersey, I'm just not from there.  

 

So, if you ask me where I'm from, I'll always say Brooklyn.

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MILITARY CAREER

I joined the U.S. Navy after a failed stint in college.  Best decision I ever made.  Change was good.

After a year and a half of Nuclear training, I was transferred to the USS Augusta SSN-710 in August of 1995.  The USS Augusta was a nuclear powered, Los Angeles class, Fast attack submarine.  I spent almost 5 1/2 years on her as a nuke machinist mate.  I'm very proud of that and privileged to call myself a Submarine qualified veteran.

I spent over 10 years in the Navy and traveled the world while serving my country.

 

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CULINARY CAREER

 

I'm also a professionally trained Chef.  I graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

While I don't cook for a living anymore, it's still my favorite hobby.

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More to come....