Thursday, January 19, 2017

National Center For Fathering's Watch D.O.G.S. Program

Matthew Musheno serves as an account manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. In his position, he is responsible for general contractor accounts, and leads teams of engineers that develop projects. In addition to his professional duties, Matthew Musheno stays involved with several charitable organizations, including the National Center for Fathering.

The National Center for Fathering offers different programs, including the Watch D.O.G.S., which stands for Dads of Great Students. The program involves male figures in a child’s life, such as fathers and uncles that are positive role models. These individuals assist at least one day a year in an activity assigned by their child’s school principal, such as being a crossing guard or working in the lunchroom. 

As more schools begin offering the program, male role models become involved not only in their child’s education, but also help to make environments positive, with less bullying, since there is a great feeling of security throughout the school. The program began in 1998, and is now present in over 40 states and five different countries.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Planning a Caribbean Island Vacation


Matthew Musheno serves as an account manager for Johnson Controls Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, where he manages large owner and general contractor accounts. In his free time, Matthew Musheno enjoys traveling and has visited many parts of Europe and the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is a vast expanse of islands and beach paradises; picking just one or several islands to visit can be a hard decision for many travelers. However, there are many resources that can help you narrow it down, such as Lonely Planet, who divides the islands into two categories, easily accessed and those further out. Tourists looking for a quick, enjoyable beach vacation might consider Aruba, which is best for those who do not like to plan too much in advance, or the Bahamas, ideal for those who want a little more adventure through island hopping and diving opportunities. Other resources, like U.S. News & World Report, rank the islands based on a variety of criteria. At the top of the list is the British Virgin Islands, followed by St. Lucia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Before you plan your Caribbean trip, be sure to conduct thorough research in order to get the most of your dream vacation.