I was born and raised in New Cumberland, West Virginia. My wife, Beth, and I spent nine years in Morgantown where I completed my bachelors and dental degrees and a one-year dental residency with the University Hospitals. We then lived in "Old" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for four years just prior to…

...and his history with the pianist. In the fall of, I believe, 1995 or ‘96, the Akron Youth Symphony held an annual competition for young pianists in the area to perform a movement of a concerto with the group on its spring concert. As conductor of the orchestra, I sat…