Nationally recognized children's singer, songwriter, author, keynote presenter and workshop leader.
B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida
M.A. in Child Psychology from Assumption College.
Started his work with children's music working with autistic children at the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL as a counselor, social worker and trainer.
Jack worked twenty-five years with children, families and human service professionals in Pinellas County, FL.
Jack’s written and recorded over 800 educational songs for children on 30+ albums. He also wrote a wonderful sea-life counting picture book for children titled, "Over in the Ocean". His highly regarded educational songs are used by teachers in schools all across the United States and around the world.
Jack's wife Lisa, a kindergarten teacher for fifteen years was his motivation to write children's songs and now manages their successful children's music and book company, Hop 2 It Music and Press, Inc.
Jack and Lisa started Hop 2 It Music when Lisa was a kindergarten teacher in 1981. Jack wrote educational songs for her classroom and Lisa used the songs to enhance learning in language, reading, basic math, social skills, self-esteem and physical fitness. The songs were so successful that they decided to make Jack's first album, Let's Be Friends. Lisa used the songs in her Kindergarten class and found that her class began to easily memorize the nursery rhymes, letter sounds, vowel sounds, basic numbers and lots more.
Jack, Lisa and Hop 2 It Music focus mainly on curriculum - based educational songs and cut no corners in quality.
So, more than 31 years later, Jack, Lisa and Hop 2 It Music are going strong creating, manufacturing and selling CD's, DVD's, books, charts all over the world.
With Lisa's educational guidance Jack writes approximately 50 new songs each year.