Barry Ghabaei has earned a B.A. in English from CSUN, as well as a Master's in Writing from Antioch University. He has experience teaching adults as well as High School students in the local area. His great joys in life are Writing Poetry, Reading, and Keeping a Journal. He has also worked at Recreational Centers as a basketball aide for children in Summer leagues. Away from his job, he studies the mechanics of basketball, the different philosophies, the histories, and kinetics of the sport. His ultimate goal is to serve Santa Monica, this great city, in the best way he can.