I worked as an Emergency Physician until I retired in 2012. Searching for something to occupy my time, I joined a crew restoring old trolley cars for the Minnesota Streetcar Museum in Excelsior. While that activity has been a lot of fun, I still missed the opportunity to help others heal, enjoy life, and experience happiness. Music has the power to do just that. The last time I sang for an audience was when I played Max Detweiler in Sound of Music in High School (I sang three songs). Alive & Kickin has rekindled my vocal fantasy.