Walter is devoted to his family and his career. He is a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He is a classically trained French chef, a social worker, a writer, and soon to be psychologist.
He holds an AOS in Culinary Arts form the California School of Culinary Arts, a BA in psychology from Kent State University, a MA in counseling psychology from Pepperdine University, and is currently working towards a PhD in psychology at Capella University.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of counseling and social work and has spent more than eight years as a chef. He is employed at Phoenix House where he has managed the food service operation of a 60-bed residential facility. He is formerly of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services where he spent nearly 13 years as a Children’s Social Worker. Previously he worked as a counselor and social worker at the Foster Family Network, Pridehouse, and Rancho San Antonio where he began his professional career.
Walter is interested in taking his career in one of several directions. He would entertain offers for positions as a full time or adjunct faculty member teaching psychology or culinary arts at a college or university, writing technical articles for publication (including web-based publication) in the areas of psychology, education, or culinary arts, a position as a researcher in the field of psychology or education, or a related position where he can utillize his knowledge and skills. His research interests are in social psychology or food psychology.