About Me

I was born in the Southeastern parish of St John, on the 166 square mile island of Barbados (sometimes called little England because of its colonial origin). It is a premier tourist destination with white sandy beaches and 85-degree temps. All year…You can ask me the obvious question – Why are you here in the USA? The answer to that question will come later… I attended high school at Society Mixed School. In 1964 at the tender age of 12, I performed reasonably well on the standard 11-plus elementary exams and received a government bursary to attend Presentation College, Verdun, St John, Barbados. Don’t be fooled by the name…it was an all-boys Catholic high school. Presentation College was also a boarding school where the residents of the US Naval Base at St Lucy would bus their children to school. They also accommodated students from across the other Caribbean islands. I represented my school in athletics (100-meter sprints and 4x100 meter relays), inter-school soccer, and cricket. In spite of my love for table tennis and road tennis, I was never very competitive. My leisure time was also spent at the beach, kite flying, playing dominoes, card games. It was mandatory to take the entire syllabus of classes, and we all had to endure English Language, English Literature, History (Caribbean & World) Geography, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Latin and Spanish. I managed to graduate in 1971 with Cambridge O’Level Certificates (English Universities set all standards) in English Language, English Literature, History, Geography and Math.

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My Family

I currently live in Staten island,  NY with my wife Catherine and two grown children Caitlan 22 and Curtly 27. Neil 39 resides in Richmond, VA.

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My Significant Achievements

  • Commended for job excellence in training production schedulers involved in the Seagram’s / MCA consolidation project.

  • Expertise in supervising production in large batch and online environments, with superior time management, problem resolution and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work autonomously with little direct supervision, as well as an integral part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain composure under pressure.

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My Exposure in The World of Retail (Seasonal Work)

2015 – 2016

Grand Oats Country Club 200 Huguenot Ave., Staten Island, NY

 

  • Opened the Boxwood Café at 6 am and prepared for breakfast.

  • Managed all activities (received and sorted bread, prep grill, bartend, inventory control) to support golfers.

  • Coordinated and supported large golf outings at the Boxwood Café

  • Performed various duties at large parties and weddings – Setup/ Doorman/Greeter

 

2016 – 2021

Telehouse Data Center

#7 Teleport Drive, Staten Island, NY

Security, Shipping, receiving and Inventory Control

More About Me

2019 Joined American Writers and Artists Institute

(Premier Leaders in Copywriting Training)

 

  • Joined Professional Writers Alliance (PWA) , The Barefoot Club and Circle of Success.

  • I love to read and write. My most recent book: The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson

  • My goal is to someday be able to write from Miami Beach, Christ church, Barbados.

  • When I am not writing, I am spreading God’s Word at Staten Island Christian Union Church, 199 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY.

  • Third Elder, speaker, mentor, back-to-school coordinator, accounts payable coordinator.

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