|Well, for those interested, I have retired from the incentive
group travel business and relocated with my wife Joan to
beautiful Hudson, Fl., ten minutes from the gulf coast
40 minutes north of Tampa. We have a beautiful
a golf community, however, can't fine time now
for the sport.
May take it up later.
After graduating from Ritenour, I worked with the Federal Bureau
of Investigation for eight years. During this time I
evening classes at the Missouri University -
plus extension courses from SIU.
At the time of leaving the F.B.I.,
I held the position of IC
Supervisor of the FBI office at the Military
Center, Overland, Mo. It was a hectic period
time.... Kennedy assassination. Medgar Edwards
plus the sex scandal during President Johnson's
first term in office.
All of this left me with no personal time
for my new family. On leaving
the FBI, I joined the
Maritz Sales Motivation Co. I spent 7 years
Maritz Sales Company and 8 years with the Maritz Incentive
Travel Co., as Sr. Account Mgr., before being recruited by a
company in Atlanta. Moved to Atlanta in 1979 with
my wife and now
four children - two boys and two
girls. In the incentive travel business,
I wrote and
designed group travel packages for major corporations.
allowed me the opportunity to wine and dine top corporate
management plus travel though out the world. My wife also was
to accompany me on certain trips when doing site
clients, plus on a program where I chartered
the Stella Saloris Greek
cruise ship and toured most of the
Greek Isles plus Turkey with a
major client group.
After retiring at 62, we remained in the Atlanta area until my
retired as Export Coordinator with Scientific
Atlanta. Due to the
heavy traffic problems in
Atlanta , my wife and I decided in June of
relocate to the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. Our children,
wives and husbands, plus five grand children still
live in Atlanta, plus
a step grandson lives in Tampa, Fl.
Life has really been great and it is even getting better here in
I know that I'm retired, but I'm finding it hard to find time to do
My art has changed from general landscapes etc., to
strictly that of
painting the Florida Manatee/seascapes and
coastal boating areas.
The area we lie in is dominated mostly
by northerners, some are
permanent and about 1/3 are
snowbirds. They decorate with anything
beach/fish/shells/sea life oriented so I am now directing my art
in that direction. In addition to painting I also install and
fish ponds. Never thought retirement would be so
enjoyable. But it
Note: Following is a seascape I
made. To get a good view just click
the small photo.