Biography – James J. Gaudio

A Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Survivor

James J. Gaudio, author of got cancer? spring break gone bad

James J. Gaudio was born and raised in the Upper Ohio Valley. His hometown is Follansbee, WV, located about forty miles WSW of Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from high school in 1969, James earned several collegiate degrees, and he has worked in various capacities in the private and public sectors, both as an employee and as a contractor. Upon graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Chemistry (emphasis in secondary education) in 1992, James embarked on a new career working as a high school chemistry teacher. During the summer of 1994, he was hired to teach College Preparatory Chemistry at Skyline High School, Longmont, CO. James taught at Skyline until cancer prematurely concluded his school year in April 2007. He and his wife, Eva, continue to reside in Longmont. James is currently pursuing a new career as an author, in conjunction with developing other entrepreneurial interests.