While going to High School in Maine I played alot of music and won the Outstanding Musicianship award in Jazz Band, and also spent a fair amount of time acting and had a great Theater teacher whom I will always remember as a terrific role model. Bob Marshall was a great human being who respected his students as people. He was a great Director of theater and thus, I really began to love acting. At one point I was playing Stanley Kowalski in StreetCar Named Desire and simultaneously playing Hero in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. We also won the the New England One Act Play Competition in Castleton, VT in a Conrad Aiken play call Silent Snow, Secret Snow. One truly notable thing happened in the Theater, while we were practicing at the Blue Hill Town Hall, an older gentlemen used to come in and watch our rehearsals. I was acting in an Anton Chekov short and I needed a tweed jacket. The man came up to me, took his tweed jacket off and gifted it to me. That man was E.B. White. The author of Charlottes Web, The Trumpet of the Swan and many other wonderful children’s stories.