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I grew up in South Orange, NJ and attended Seton Hall University and The New School in New York City.  My career job of 36 years duration was with ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) from which I retired (after 20 years of commuting from Stroudsburg, PA to Manhattan) as the Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Once my commute to Manhattan ended, I was able to turn more attention to our knifemaking business, relieving Karen Dayawon of most of her office work which enabled her to be more involved in shop work.  I am the voice you hear when you call Bud Nealy Knifemaker, and I handle all of the administrative work, sales, website and travel arrangements.  I accompany Bud to all of the knife shows we do each year.