A native Santa Monican, I attended Santa Monica College followed by Loyola Marymount U where I majored in Telecommunications, studying film and television production. Career stints at CBS, Mattel Toys, MGM/UA and Disney as creative head in marketing and promotions. My mother worked at the Miramar Hotel as a hairdresser when Santa Monica was more a cozy little town. She met my dad at a Santa Monica night club. Divorced, I've moved from the valley to the neighborhood I grew up in, with two wonderful dogs named Rascal and Angel whom I take to the SM airport dog park . I appreciate my home 'hood now more than ever.