I was born and raised in Italy where I attended the Academy of Arts and Crafts
in Parma and then majored in Art History at the University of Bologna.
Growing up in Parma I was exposed to a rich variety of cultural artifact and
culinary tradition and products
After traveling extensively in Asia, Europe and South America I moved to San Francisco in 1983 where I owned and managed with my partner Don a popular clothing and accessories boutique in Noe Valley.
Don was born and raised in San Diego , he is an old time surfer and a self defense