I was born in southern Ontario, Canada and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Since I can remember, I have always felt the emotions of the people around me. At first, I didn't know what this ability was called or where it came from; but, I was and have been comfortable with is all my life.
Knowing emphatically what a person was feeling allowed me to help them without them prompting me and before they expressed how they felt. If I sensed someone was angry, I would try to diffuse the situation using humor. If a person was sad, I would calmly provide reassurance and encouragement. I also have always been able to tell what "type" of people were around me, even with very little interaction with them. Their energy will either feel warm and inviting, which makes me comfortable with being around them and engaging with them, or feel unpleasant or draining, which tells me to minimize my interactions with them.
In 1972, I married my loving wife Karen and moved to Mount Clemens, Michigan. My church community there was a supportive one, full of love, understanding, respect, and acceptance. I wanted to give back to the church in some way to show how appreciative I was of there love. So, I took classes in mediumship enhancement, healing, meditation, and manifestation to help the members of my church and others to heal emotionally and live more fulfilling lives. I have had many great teachers in my training, including: Rev. Terry Ryan Monica Bishop Rev. Ken Rev. Kathaleena Katona Jeff Harris Rev. Karen Woodmancy Through this journey of studying spiritualism, my intuitive and empathic gifts grew to then allow me to connect with the spirit world. They also strengthened my spiritual connection with Karen such that her intuition provides insight that complements the messages I receive from spirit to provide a well-rounded outcome during readings.
I love connecting with spirit to pass along messages from loved ones who have passed, because I am able help the living know that their loved ones are still around them. I am also a platform medium, which means that I can stand in front of a group of people and still give messages to different individuals within the group. I have been involved in spiritual mediumship since 2003 and have been giving messages professionally since 2005. Throughout that time into today, Karen has been most supportive and encourages me to continue to grow spiritually. We embrace each others energy and continually share ideas on how to help others. As of 2010, we now live in Raleigh, North Carolinawhere I provide private and group readings and readings at local expos with Karen's help.