Some Personal History

School of Social Work


My wife Nancy and I live in Lakeshore, Ontario (Good Shepherd Parish) with our two sons: Connor & Liam

Our son Aidan now lives in Queens, New York & our daughter Claire, in Toronto


To Donald and Frances (Toomey) Gorey in El Paso, Texas


United States of America (Landed Canadian Immigrant)

Elementary Education

Holy Spirit School, Buffalo, New York

High School

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Buffalo, New York
Honor Graduate in Science


The Endorphins Road Runners of St. Clair Beach, Ontario

Past Member

The Shin Splinters of Bethesda, Maryland

Best Road Races

Naval District of Washington, DC 7-Mile, 1980, 1st place

National Capital Marathon, Ottawa, ON, 1978, 2 hrs 44 min

Finger Lakes Marathon, Ithaca, NY, 1978, 5th place

Nickel City 50-Mile, Buffalo, NY, 1985, 16th place

Military Service

Six years of service, including 18 months in the United States Navy Reserve

Hospital Corpsman Second Class (E-5), United States Navy
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1978-1980
3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, "America's Battalion," Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Hawaii, 1980-1982 (2 Western Pacific deployments)

Service Medals: Humanitarian Service, 2 Navy Expeditionary, Good Conduct and Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

Honor Graduate, Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL
Honor Graduate, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA

Maxed the Marine Corps physical fitness test

Fun & Adventures

Touring the world with my love, Nancy

Proudly managed our sons' (Aidan, Liam & Connor) baseball team, the 2007 Tecumseh Rookieball Champions
Cheering on our daughter and sons' athletic, artistic & academic pursuits

North American camping and worldwide family snorkeling trips

Growing up, raced Tonnie II (a 19-foot 'Lightning' sailing sloop named after my mother) with my father, brother Mark and sisters Meg, Karen and Ruthanne

Lived with the Ashaninca People of Central Peru for 6 months

Climbed Mt. Hood, Oregon with my brother-in-law Andy

Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. Once was enough.