I am an avid researcher of the unknown, specifically survival after death, NDE/OBE and related phenomena associated to folkloric responses, as well as the traditional foundations of most folkloric beliefs. In 1999 I belonged to a research group based in Orlando, Florida, where I worked with local enthusiasts in researching and collecting data on regional ‘ghost stories’ and related ‘haunted legends’ from a folkloric point of view. In the process, I began cataloging Florida’s unique legends from Key West to Tallahassee and many locations in between. In 2005 and 2006 I published three books titled:Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklorewith Pineapple Press, Inc. Each book; which covers many aspects of Florida’s haunted history, offers a worthy collection of both typical and unique legends of regional folklore. In 2010, I published a fourth book:Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida, also published by Pineapple Press. This book, which is a continuation of my folkloric research, covers many other aspects of the strange; including UFO accounts and related aerial phenomena, various cryptozoological reports, and more. I have another book on local folklore titled:Haunted Inns, Pubs and Eateries of St. Augustine, due October 2012. I am continuing my research in these areas, and am currently working on other publications in psychology with art, the expressive arts in practice and related topics and therapeutic research for the sexual offender/predator.
I own and operate a therapeutic expressive arts academe through my offices in Chicago, Illinois, Ashville, North Carolina and Central Florida. I am an extensive traveler for my privately owned practice: Soulful Expressions: Art Survey and Psychological Consulting; along with a select team of expressive art therapists, mental health counselors and master-level observers across the country to collect and record patient artwork, such as art, poetry/prose and other hands-on creations in order to both assist the psychological endeavors of the medical profession and to add to an ever-growing database of patient art for the purpose of psychiatric understanding, individual and group guidance and in the aiding and healing through the expressive arts. My associate-consultants and I lecture on these and related topics in order to help the medical and institutionalized populations to understand the nature of the expressive arts and the positive benefits of art as a therapy with both the psychiatric and the consumer populations.