About OTW

I am passionate about stock and options trading, golf, and family. I have been active in the stock market for more than 30 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge with anyone who will listen. I consult with and train family and friends in an effort to make the complexities of trading options – simple.

Several years ago, after achieving six years of national rankings in senior tennis from the USTA,  I turned my sports passion towards golf.  Today, in addition to golf, trading stocks and options, and family time, I am motivated to help others that are educationally underserved improve their financial education and financial literacy. I am a National Financial Educators Council – Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI).

My 50+ years as an African American male with financial ups and downs motivates me to share with others the financial lessons of my life that might help others obtain “Financial Freedom”.

I am the proud father of three adult children and eight grandchildren and constantly share with them my “Big Three of Life”, which is the importance of paying attention to having a balance of time, money, and health. My ability to afford, have the time, and health – to walk 18 holes of golf several days a week exemplifies “The Big Three of Life”.

I currently live in Los Angeles, CA with my wife and international travel partner. In addition to living several years in the Caribbean, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy travel to Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa, and cruise three of the four oceans of the world.


Military Service

  • Served in the United States Air Force (USAF)

  • Achieved the rank of Captain

  • Awarded a Bronze Star Medal (Viet Nam)

  • Served as Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Tennessee State University

Professional Experience

  • Senior Vice President, Computers and Networks  – Lottery company operating throughout the Caribbean

    • Power Ball in the United States Virgin Islands

    • Caribbean Lottery – eight islands

  • Professorial Lecturer (Golden Gate University)

  • Technology seminar  trainer on fiber optics transmission media, LAN and WAN network technologies, Internet protocols and Cloud concepts (Telecom Education Consultants)

  • Telecom industry principal consultant focused on strategic design of broadband network infrastructures for multi-location healthcare facilities

  • Sales, engineering, and management positions  at AT&T, Fujitsu, Atramentech, Teligent and WinStar

  • Founder and CEO of Union Shop mechanical contractor company focused on commercial and industrial process piping, plumbing, air conditioning

  • Construction industry consultant to national minority contractors


  • Earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering, BS from Howard University, and MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (OGSM)

  • Scholarships in tennis and basketball

    • Tennis — Ohio State University

    • Basketball — Howard University