Growing up with a profound binaural hearing loss, I have a lot of experience with special needs programs, disabilities, and general struggles with being different. Through years of hard work, I overcame many obstacles and eventually became a radio DJ for more than 10 years — possibly the only deaf radio personality in America. I still work in media, now as a producer for syracuse.com, but I also speak to schools and special needs groups about my own experiences and attempt to inspire them to know they can do anything their heart desires. I’ve been a keynoter at Disability Mentoring Day in Central New York, a frequent guest speaker at Syracuse city schools and a featured speaker at TEDxBuffalo.
If you’re interested in booking me for a speaking engagement, please email me:
Here’s an example of one of my motivational speeches, filmed at Fayetteville-Manlius High School: