Over 1,000 speeches and lectures to such groups as The Explorer's Club, Gemological Institute of America, The Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, Museums, Mining Engineers Association, Rotary Clubs, Gem and Mineral Groups, Middle East Institute, Universities, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, several US Army Bases in Afghanistan, etc.
"Appeared on ABC "Good Morning America-NYC," "CNN-Washington, DC," and FOX News New York and over 500 television and radio programs.
Told a "Gem Hunter Story" on stage at the Players Club in New York
City. This was a Moth production (2002)
Received the Kamehameha Lions Club Award for directing humanitarian aide to the people of Afghanistan via the Lions International eye-glass program - 2009.
Received award for leading the expedition and carrying The Explorer's Club flag on a
Hindu Kush (Afghanistan-Tajikistan) Expedition - 2004
Who's Who in the Jewelry Business - 1980
Selected to be listed in Outstanding Young Men of America - 1969
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