Category: Travel

Arlington + Meditation On Analysis

A collection of visual candy from my trip.

I spent the majority of last week away at a Residence Inn in Arlington, Virginia; where I met with fenestration industry professionals to discuss further development of the NFRC’s commercial program. Continue reading


Growth and the Florida Sun




It had been over 5 years since I’d taken any significant time away from both my professional and academic obligations, but recently I received a blessing from heaven. Continue reading

Work Hard and Play Hard

Descending into Washington D.C., February 20,2017

It’s a beautiful thing when a group of creative minds has the opportunity to come together and work towards a common goal.

I spent the past week collaborating with my teammates at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s headquarters in Greenbelt Maryland.  As always, it was a fantastic experience! Continue reading

Denver: Hockey and Fenestration


Recently I was given the opportunity to attend the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC’s) 2016 Fall Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  My visit to Denver was a first for me, as was the experience of serving on staff at such a great event. Continue reading

StAC and Thereafter


An Introduction

A couple of weeks ago I had the fantastic experience of attending SUNY Empire State College’s 10th annual Student Academic Conference (StAC).  I was super excited to attend this event because life can sometimes seem so isolated; as a student with the Center for Distance Learning (CDL).  StAC was the perfect way to cut loose of the monotony of my studies, and spend some time connecting with ESC faculty and staff, the school, and fellow students. Continue reading

Victoria: Part One


Recently I was privileged to attend the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)‘s 2014 Fall Membership Meeting; in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. This year’s fall meeting was especially exciting because it marked the 25th anniversary of the NFRC’s service to the public trust, and the window and door industry.  As an added bonus I was blessed to have my lovely bride at my side to experience the excitement of the NFRC’s celebration first hand.  Victoria turned out to be a welcoming community, and as a duo my wife and I embarked on the adventure of exploring the sights and sounds of the city; while tagging along with friends (old and new), industry contacts, and fellow volunteers to share in the experience. Continue reading