I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. I graduated from Towson State University with Magna Cum Laude honors in 1984. I worked my entire career for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), from 1984 to 2012, transferring several times to assignments in Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C.
I have been married to my wife, Cindy, since 1984, and have two grown children, Ethan and Mary, and an adorable granddaughter, Lucy. I retired to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, where I play golf several times per week. I enjoy spending time with Cindy and the family. I also enjoy playing the trombone, hiking, watching old movies, and listening to music, particularly anything by Elvis Presley or Dean Martin. My favorite travel destination is the Highlands of Scotland, the ancestral home of my paternal grandmother. I love golfing on Scottish links courses, hiking mountains, visiting my Chisholm relatives, and taking in the beautiful scenery of the Highlands.
I like to read as much as I like to write. I gravitate toward biographies and American history. This is my third book. I published a novel in December 2016, entitled, L’Archevêque, based on the true story of a French fur trader in the 1700s, my direct ancestor, Paul L’Archevêque, also known as Paul Larsh.
In October 2017, I published a detailed memoir of my career, entitled, The FBI – They Eat Their Young. The book disclosed fascinating details of the inner workings of the FBI, as well as exposing a dark side of the FBI executive management.