My years at LBSC were busy mainly with sports (I was a member of the Track and Cross Country teams), academics, and working in the Library as a student assistant. I didn’t have a lot of time for social activities on top of all that.
An avid runner during and after college, my main hang-out was the Track. But it turned out to be a good place to spend time, because in addition to running, that is also where I met my wife!
I had a few people make an impact on my life at LBSC. First of all, Coach Jack Rose is the reason I decided to come to Long Beach and run Track here. Professor Louise Lubbe who taught English was also very influential academically for me. She pushed us all to be better readers and to look at pieces of writing with a more critical eye.
College and LBSC were life changing for me. My classes and experiences opened up a lot of possibilities for me, improved my discipline, and impacted the rest of my life.
In addition to working for McDonnell Douglas and (among other things) helping them create an employee fitness program, I also started the Long Beach Marathon Prep Run with Jack Rose. The 16.2 mile run was a popular way to get ready for the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City.
Today I am spending time honing my guitar skills and playing for a variety of audiences. I play at church as well as Tuesday mornings at the Redding Library for Preschool Storytime. I am also staying active with walking and cycling and enjoying life in Northern California.
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