FRED grew up in Delray Beach, Floirda and attended the University of Florida. After receiving his MBA in Finance, he began his career with GTE. His career has been focused in telecommunications. He currently owns Tribute Telecom, a telecom consulting company. He and his wife, Ana, live in Tampa and have two college age children. In addition to CREW Tampa Bay, Fred is a member and past president of the Tampa Interbay Bay Rotary club.