A Balanced Career of Speaking, Writing and Visual Arts


Professional Profile

As the former founding director of the Center for Phlebotomy Education, Inc., I've authored five books on phlebotomy, delivered over 500 conference presentations in nearly every U.S. state and 11 countries, and consulted for corporations, governments, and agencies around the world. Having sold the Center in 2021, I now serve as the Senior Quality Advisor and Clinical Educator for Getlabs, Inc., a dynamic telehealth startup that's saving lives by delivering outstanding healthcare to everyone.

Author Profile

Having written thousands of technical pieces related to blood sample collection, my writing pursuits can now turn to the creative side including the creative nonfiction, short story, and spiritual genres. Bylines so far include Parents magazine, Detroit Free Press Magazine, WordPerfect, Louisville Courier-Journal, and Photographic.
      My "On a Personal Note" blog started as off-topic essays for my company's phlebotomy newsletter in 2000; I'm delighted to bring it back to life on this site as a blog.

Personal Profile

I work and write from my home office on the shores of Lake Huron near Cheboygan, Michigan where I live with my devoted wife, Catherine. We share our paradise with Molly (an adorable Great Pyrenees), and three cats: Pansy, Romeow and Juliet.
      I enjoy biking, kayaking and canoeing, and ply the waters of Northern Michigan whenever I can, never without a camera. We are active in our church and have five children and nine grandchildren spread from California to North Carolina. 

Personal  Mission Statement:

To serve God and enhance the lives of those He puts before me.