Manny (pronouns he, him, his) is a social scientist and professor. He holds a Ph.D. in business specializing in statistics and group behavior from the University of Miami. He also holds a terminal master’s degree in psychotherapy. He began his professional career as a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and now teaches courses in statistics, diversity, and leadership. His research focuses on interpersonal transactions, spirituality, and statistical methods.
Manny was born in Cuba and raised in the American South, growing up bicultural and under multiple religious traditions. He speaks English, Spanish, Italian and is conversant in German, French, and Welsh as well as liturgical Yoruba. On a good day, he can embarrass himself in Mandarin. Manny has been in the Pagan community for almost four decades. He is a witch and was raised as a child of Oyá. He is encouraged by the Balance within the natural world, enjoys storms and the dark of the Moon.
Manny has served the community in multiple roles and in several organizations including Pursewarden and Second Officer for Covenant of the Goddess and Chronicler for Ár nDraíocht Féin. He serves as Public Information Officer for Everglades Moon Local Council. Manny is a certified Florida Master Naturalist. He is also a beekeeper, orchid-grower, and builder of bat houses. Manny is married and splits his free time between the Florida Swamps, the Atlantic Ocean and the Alban Hills of Rome.
Manny serves The Wild Hunt as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher.