Fred lost his hearing at the age of 7. He is profoundly deaf. While growing up, Fred has experience first hand the hardships that a deaf person must endure everyday. Fred attended NTID/RIT and completed his degree in Computer Science. Fred made a career change and decided to work with H.E.S. (Hearing Education Services) at the Department of Education in NYC. Fred worked with hearing-impaired children in a mainstream setting. Fred has a B.S. degree in Behavioral Science from Mercy College. After working with hearing-impaired children for 18 years, he retired in 2011. Fred now devotes his time and energy with the D.E.A.F organization, hoping to one day establish a permanent entertainment base for the deaf community.