Al was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. He started singing Doo Wops on the street corners; just looking for an echo. Al has degrees in mathematics and economics. He met my wife of 21 years while taking a computer programming class. He is retired from the New York State Thruway Authority. The last 5 years he was a manager at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Al also taught Defensive Driving for 15 years.