Because of my Industrial Design studies at Tech, I spent 34 wonderful years as Senior Exhibit Designer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, with highlights that included one-on-one meetings with anthropologist Margaret Mead while designing her permanent Hall of Pacific Peoples.
In 2005, I published my first book, Excelsior, You Fathead! The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd (Applause Books), on radio monologist/genius Jean Shepherd. For my second book on Shepherd, Shep’s Army — Bummers, Blisters, and Boondoggles (Opus Books, 2013), I made selections from, transcribed, commented upon, and organized into a chronological story Shepherd’s own words, with a foreword by media commentator, Keith Olbermann.
I’ve been married to Allison Morgan Bergmann for 35 years and we have two adult sons and three granddaughters.