Neil has a degree in Industrial Technology from SDSU, a Masters in Education from SDSU, additional classes from UC Berkeley, RIT, UCLA, and UCSD. Neil taught Graphic Communications at Palomar College for 25 years, High School Graphics and Photography for 11 years and SDSU Graphics for 4 years. He was director of Graphics at Palomar College with the responsibility of most of the collateral materials for the college. Neil is the coordinator of Student Showcase at the San Diego County Fair. He enjoys tennis, golf, cycling, photography and world travel.