Joined July 2015
I am a retired Hotel Night Auditor. At the age of 21 I was a computer programmer for the Bank of Hawaii. Two years later, I was a Refrigeration Plant Operator for the ounty of Los Angeles. In the late 1960's I got back into Data Processing for awhile, but , then I bought a grocery store in Mexico. That did not end well, so I had to re-invent myself a bit. I spent some time as a Farm Laborer, then left that to work as Assistant Manager for a Drive-In Theatre, with six months trying to run a bookstore. It was in 1972 that I was introduced to the Hospitality Industry, when I became a Front Desk Clerk at a motel in Calexico, California. A couple years into that, I took a part-time position as a Factory Representative for a chemical supply company (selling boiler feedwater treatment chemicals in Mexico). After awhile, I left the hotel job to sell boiler chemicals full-time. This was not the wisest move I have made, as sales is often a feast-or-famine proposition. The feasting part was OK, but I didn't like the famine part too much. As soon as an opportunity presented, I went back to the steady worl of the Hospitality Industry, starting this time as a Night Auditor. After a stint s On-Property Accountant, then as Information Manager, I settled int my niche as a Night Auditor for about 30 years. In 2000, our family started a Pentecostal Church. .I retired from hotel work in 2005. In 2006, I published my first book "How We Beat Diabetes" In In 2007, I taught myself how to trade Forex . In 2008, we received 501(c)(3) recognition for the church from the IRS and the State of California. In 2013, I went bact to school and undertook a course of study in Addiction Counseling, which I completed with a 4. 0 grade point average. As part of this course of study, I successfully completed an Internship at the First Step House in Hemet, California. Within 2 weeks of completing the internship, I had completed my third book "Abstinence is NOT Enough", which is a manualization of my counseling repertoire.