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Professional Nomad

Age: 65+

Member since May 2012

Location Independent Writer and Itinerant Media (audio/video) Producer


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I'm a (just slightly) pre-Baby Boomer, born in NJ, 12 miles from New York City. Left there in 1967 when I completed my BA and moved to Syracuse, NY to earn an MS. Since then I've lived in San Antonio, TX & Washington, DC (courtesy of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era), Annapolis, MD (and surrounding area), the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, VA - and moved my domicile to Box Elder (Rapid City) SD in 2010, but use a small rural town, Keyser, in WV as my eastern base camp.

I'm a lifelong entrepreneur with 50+ years in the recording industry. I also owned a business/self-help trade book publishing business for a dozen years. I've always been self-employed and nearly always worked from my home. I have conducted seminars and workshops on various topics including home-based businesses. I gave up the more traditional lifestyle and moved from the 49 acre ranch I ran my businesses from at the end of 2008 for a nomadic life of traveling and working on all kinds of recording and writing projects wherever I happen to be. I created a 12 Step Program for Living Free, soon to be released as a book and I will conduct seminars, workshops and retreats for individuals seeking the personal freedom they have not yet found.

I am divorced and the father of an accomplished graphic/web designer son based in Los Angeles, CA. I consider myself laid back, a good conversationalist and somewhat-retired - whatever that means - I'll never fully retire, it's not in my vocabulary. I am a life long learner, love meeting new people, can never wait to see what's around the next bend in the road or over the next hill and am into a simple, uncomplicated, frugal lifestyle.

Otherwise, my friends think I'm a pretty nice guy.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Writing/blogging, Audio Production, Location Music/Sound Effects Recording, Voice-over Talent, Audio Book Production, Theatrical Sound Design, Small & Home-based Business Consulting, Book Publishing, Seminars/Workshops/Retreats about Living Free

Professional Nomad's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

So far . . . everywhere is my favorite. So much to see, so little time to see it all.

Professional Nomad's Hometown

I'm originally a Jersey Boy from Clifton, NJ.


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Professional Nomad's Guest Details

Professional Nomad's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

17 feet long

Small, compact, reasonably stealth - I have a '94 Ford E150 High-top Conversion Van, equipped for camping/boondocking with on-board battery power and provision for shore power. Looks much like a commercial Class B inside. No slide-outs. Attractive, somewhat conservative exterior. Looks like thousands of other high-top conversion vans.

Professional Nomad Has 1 Host Location

Potomac River Bank

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Professional Nomad's References (14)

References from Hosts (8)


May 2019

Considerate and interesting

Professional Nomad has many interesting life experiences to share while seemingly interested in the thoughts and experiences of others. Delving deeply into controversial subjects, agreement is not his goal. Critical thinking is. It was a pleasure. Come again.


May 2019

Thank you

You are welcome anytime. If I can ever be of help just yell.


April 2019

Second visit

We had more time to visit with Ed this time than last . We had beautiful weather so he was able to enjoy the river view. He is welcome back anytime.


April 2019

Feels like old friends

Ed had stayed with us about 3 yrs ago, and returned again this month for a couple of days. It just felt like old friends catching up on life's events. Even though we had a busy schedule while he was here, we managed to get in some pleasant conversations and even shared a supper together on his last night. We wish him well on his continuing adventure and welcome him back anytime.


January 2017

Many stories to share, wonderful conversation!

Ed was a wonderful guest. He shared some of his life with us and even was kind enough to offer some advice for things Linda and I are working on. Our niece was visiting and she and Ed have many mutual vanner friends on various forums. Even they got to talk shop for a little while. You could not get a more kind and courteous guest. Safe travels Ed, we hope to cross paths again soon.


January 2017

Excellent guest

Professional Nomad spent a night with us on his way through our area and was a very quite, polite, and appreciative quest. To bad we were in the middle of a bad storm at the time. We would welcome him again. Wishing him safe travels.
Butch & Judy


August 2014


Professional Nomad recently stayed with us and was very interesting and polite. We had an enjoyable evening and he was a great guest.


February 2014

Enjoyed his visit

Ed stayed a couple days in our backyard. He is very sociable, yet not intrusive, appreciative, and willing to be helpful. A great combination of traits for a boondocking guest.

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July 2021

Sound nights sleep

It was a pleasure to meet Professional Nomad, and the owner of the property RedRachett (also has her place listed on BW). She made us amazing apple dumplings and homemade soap. PN was very interesting to talk to.
Overall a great nights sleep and rest. 🙂


April 2019

Right on our route home!

Our host was away but his friend welcomed us. She and I chatted a few hours and had a great visit. I have a new friend!


August 2018

Convenient place...

If you happen to be passing by Keyser, WV this a great place to stay.
Good conversations, electric hook-up and a very quiet evening.


June 2018

Good talk

Host and I did not run out of major world issues to analyze with insight.
Wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

ma goose

October 2017

We felt most welcome

We were guests of Professional Nomad for one night. We were made to feel very welcome and that was much appreciated. And althought it was a short visit it was such a nice visit. Actually I ran into PN a the local Walmart just a bit after i came into town. What a surprise that was! He's good at putting 2 and 2 together :) I was only in Keyser for a short time but boondocking at this site worked out very well. Thank you so much to PN. If we come down again I'll be sure to contact PN again.


November 2016

West Virginia Hospitality

A big thank you to nomad.

Upon arriving, we engaged in a long conversation where I learned a lot about him, his past and great future plans - a real kind, generous host.