was born in Long Beach, California and grew up in a little beach
town nearby. My dad had a drug store. So, when I was 17, I went
to Pharmacy school and became a Pharmacist. This was a big mistake,
as I disliked being a Pharmacist. I did love the front end of
the drug store with its merchandising challenges and variety
of goods one could sell.
The only way out for me was to get more stores. And, at 5 stores,
I was able to stop being a Pharmacist and then concentrate on
what I was good at ... "merchandise selection" and
the "marketing" of same and kept adding stores. Whoopee!
Along about that time, I started selling antique furniture and
small antiques in my drug stores. To my astonishment, they sold
like mad. So, I then opened a large antique warehouse store
(over 4 acres) in
an old bakery building in Los Angeles, on the west side. Yipes!
It took off like wildfire and I then ended up with a nice chain
of antique stores, also. About 15 years later, I sold the antique
and drug store chains to publicly held companies and retired.
Now, we live in Hawaii 9 months a year, enjoy biking and windsurfing
(almost daily) and I especially enjoy riding the "big"
waves. In the winter, I also do a lot of helicopter skiing in
For several years now, I have been pursuing three consuming
STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Mainly what major Universities
are doing to validate the ability of thought
to alter material objects
2) PERSONAL WELLNESS NUTRITION
Along with life style, it is
probably 70% of what effects our wellness.
3) CUSTOM KNIVES
Sculptural art to me.
If you would ever like to
talk about any of these, you can call me and we can exchange
By the way ... Welcome to Guild Knives!