I was raised with my two sisters in a seaside community on Long Island, New York. I earned my B.A. from Hobart College and worked for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for 17 years where I prepared forensic investigations of brokerage firms for compliance with federal securities laws. My commitment to protect the investing public led to a promotion to work with FINRA’s home office in Washington D.C. After growing closer to God through daily Mass and prayer, I realized that I was being called to priesthood. In 2017 with the guidance and recommendations of my Bishop and Vocation Director of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, I was admitted to study for priesthood at Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary.