I was born in the Minnesota-Dakotas District, Duluth to be exact, the eldest of three sons to Mickey and Peggy Levine. My father was American. My mother was Canadian. You can call me a North American … just don’t call me late for dinner.
I spent my early years in the Cal-Nev-Ha District (Orange County, California). Our family moved to the Western Canada District (Winnipeg) to manage the International Inn, a convention hotel. I later added University of Alberta in Edmonton to my travelling portfolio. I continued my education in London, England, attending the Drama Centre in Chalk Farm.
I chose to settle down in the Eastern Canada and Caribbean District (first Toronto and then Owen Sound). I married Distinguished Secretary Julia. Along with her, was blessed with two young boys, Matthew and Mark. Not so young now, they have grown into talented men, married to equally talented and gifted wives; Kate and Emily. We are proud first-time grandparents of Penny, a girl of immense curiosity.
Julia and I now spend several months each year in the great Florida District at our home in Tamarac (near Fort Lauderdale). We enjoy spending time with a large number of Kiwanis clubs while escaping the Canadian winter.
When spare moments present themselves, I am an avid e-reader, a hopeful golfer, a huffing pickle baller and a wandering travel photographer.