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 Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in a mainstream setting. Fred has a B.S. degree in Behavioral Science from Mercy College. After working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing 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.