I started playing competitive chess while in middle school on the team at the J.R. Masterman school in 1992. I have served as a Chess Coach, Organizer & Tournament Director in the Philadelphia area since 2003. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002 and my Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Temple University in 2007. Since 2003, my chess initiatives have included:
Vice-President for East Region: Pennsylvania State Chess Federation (PSCF)
Owner/CEO: Delaware Valley Chess Company (Professional Chess Instruction & Competitions)
President & Scholastic Coordinator: MasterMinds Chess Club of Philadelphia.
Founder: MasterMinds Chess Foundation
Executive Director: Greater Philadelphia Chess League
Organizer: Philadelphia area team, World Junior Chess League
Instructor: Queens Academy