I have lived in Wilbraham since 1996 with my wife Mary. I have a son, Yaroslav who is dual enrollment graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School and Holyoke Community College where he attended his junior and senior years of High School. He is graducating from Springfield College this year.

Both Mary and i have been involved in the town . Mary served as a Water and Sewer Commissioner and I previously served on the HWRSD committee as a representative from Wilbraham for 10 years. I held positions as a member, secretary, vice chairman, and chairman of the committee. We are both elected members of the Wilbraham Republican Town Committee.

I was born in Springfield where I attended Springfield public schools. I am a graduate of Classical High School. I hold an  Associate in Applied Science Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Rochester Institue of Technology, a Master's in Education form the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Business Education from the Isenberg School of Business at UMass Amherst.  I also have professional degrees from the Professional Photographers of America including Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Instructor, and Business Instructor..

I am retired from the US Navy and I am a disabled veteran after serving 23 years in the Marine Corps and Naval Reserves in Public Affairs and Photography. I am retired now, but worked with the Public Affairs Office at  UMass Amherst, Davor Photography in Philadelphia, and for 28 years for Fujifilm in a variety of positions as a photographer, and in technical support, sales, and marketing.

I am the past president of the American Photographic Artists Guild, APAG, the International Photography Hall of Fame, and the International Panoramic Photographers Association, IAPP. I am currently on the board of the IAPP. I am the volunteer Executive Director of the Valley Photo Center, a 501c3 not for profit gallery in  Springfield, Mass.  I also have a part time pet photography business in Wilbraham.

I have taught photography classes at UMass Amherst, Mamaroneck NY High School, Westfield State College, and Top Food Learning in Palmer MA. I  also taught numerous classes and workshops at PPA Affiliate associations and schools and for other professional and amateur photo associations across the USA, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico. I also gave programs internationally in Canada, Belgum, Ireland, and France. I was a speaker at the World Photo Congress in Ireland, Austria, and Italy.

I have served on the board of directors and as a past president of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers, the International Photography Hall of Fame, and the American Photographic Artists Guild. 

I currently have a part time photography business here in Wilbraham specializing in pet, panorama, and aerial drone photography. I hold a FAA Remote Pilot certificate. I am the volunteer associate director of the 501c3 Valley Photo Center in Springfield.

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