I pride myself as a seasoned educator, counselor, and writer. In my career as a licensed social worker and mental health counselor, I’ve counseled the families of heroes, including firefighters and police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty. I’m also involved within the Archdiocese of New York, providing counseling services for hospital patients in addition to serving as a certified pastoral bereavement counselor. I’ve authored a book entitled, When Students Grieve: A Guide to Bereavement in Schools. Despite much of my work focusing on death and loss, I’m entirely focused on living my own life to the fullest and helping others do the same.