Professional Experience

University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, Texas)

Intelligence and National Security Studies Institute

Ethicist (2014 - present) 

W.W. Norton & Co.  (New York, New York)

Editorial Consultant (2010 - 2013)

Aspect Energy, L.L.C. (Denver, Colorado)

Consultant, Information Technology (2007)

  • Responsible for phased integration of various 3-D seismic software platforms for the firm's engineers, geologists, and geophysicists.

  • Designed and implemented information technology inventory system.

  • Organized and deployed accelerated emergence of mission critical technology infrastructure.

Garofalo, Goerlich, & Hainbach, P.C. (Washington, D.C.)

Executive Assistant / IT Administrator (1999 - 2000)

  • Responsible for delivery of commercial and private aircraft between commercial airlines, fixed based operators, and private individuals.

  • Negotiated settlement with U.S. Congress regarding the availability of slots at high-density airports for regional commercial carriers and FBOs resulting in part (c) of 49 U.S. Code §41714 - Availability of Slots (available here). 

  • Brokered settlement with European Aviation Safety Agency regarding Stage-3 and Stage-4 "hushkits," so as not to exclude U.S.-built Boeing aircraft from European airspace. News here, here, and here (2d story).

  • Ensured client compliance with 14 CFR Part 91 airworthiness certification.

  • Investigated numerous commercial and private aircraft accidents (FAA / NTSB). E.g., here, here, and here.

DLA Piper

Washington, D.C.

Legal Assistant (1997 - 1999)

  • Drafted franchise and license agreements, asset purchase agreements, and related commercial contracts, including corporate transactions related to the acquisition and sale of franchise systems.

  • Counseled franchisors regarding all aspects of relationship with franchisees. 

  • Appraised and forecasted emerging antitrust issues in electronic commerce affecting franchise and distribution clients in hotel, motel, health care, financial services, real estate, and retail industries. 

  • Prepared and processed legal filings for largest commercial real estate transaction in U.S. history, up to 1999 ($800M) [news here, here, and here].

Study Abroad

Golf in the Kingdom: The History of Sport and Leisure in Great Britain (1997)

Kings College, London  University of Edinburgh  University of St. Andrews


Country Club of North Carolina

Pinehurst, N.C. (Summer 1997)

Carolinas Section of the P.G.A.

North Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Summer 1996)

Walpole Country Club

Walpole, MA (Summer 1994, 1995)

Previous Experience

Walpole Country Club

Walpole, MA (1991 - 1995)

The Country Club of Norwood

Norwood, MA (1987 - 1991)