The hard work and adversity of my parents and the dedication of my teachers ignited in me a passion for arts and science and an everlasting quest for knowledge.
I spent 13 years in Jamaica at UWI, where I met my wife, Norma and we brought two wonderful children, Sawandi and Sabriya, into this world. Sawandi is a doctor and musician and a Red Bull Music Academy Winner. Sabriya has a Masters Degree in Psychology. She is the 2007 Jamaican National Visual Arts silver-medalist, a photographer and a poet.
I am the director of the Mount St. John’s Medical Center laboratory. My wife and I manage our private lab, Medpath Clinical Laboratory. I spent about 3 years in England pursuing additional postgraduate training for periods from 3 months to 1 year. My understanding of music is largely due to Melba Liston, former head of the Afro-American department of the Jamaica School of Music.
I play the soprano, alto and tenor saxophone. Other musical instruments I play or practice on include: single tenor and double seconds steel pans, clarinet and bass clarinet, flute alto flute and piccolo, violin, acoustic bass guitar, accordion, piano, harmonica, English horn, bassoon.