Lee graduated from Adelphi University - with a degree in Physical Education and Health. Received a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Hofstra University. Member of Who's Who in American Universities (President of Class in 3 of my 4 years at the University). Played Varsity Lacrosse and Squash. Member of Flambeau - Senior Men's honorary society. Physical Education Instructor in the Bethpage School System ( Long Island), 25 years.
Started calling in 1957 - Eastern Type Square Dancing... (Western Style Dancing was beginning to take hold in the Square Dancing community. Attended callers school in 1960 - Specifically - to learn the skill of sight calling. Began to author calls - recycle, and scoot back were the first to be published in square dance publications. Then came: chain reaction, pass and roll, lock it, counter rotate, transfer the column - just to mention a few of over 350 authored calls.
Broke into the national scene - being booked at the WASCA - (Washington D.C. square dance festival - ) which was the largest attended festival in the country in the early 60's. Started recording - and had 2 records of the month (singing calls). Young at Heart and The More I see You.
One of the founders of the National Challenge Convention.
Met Litlith in college (Adelphi) and was married 3 days after graduation. He has two children:
- Steve - Son - Married to Debby and granddaughter - Amanda
- Phyllis Smith - Daughter - Married to Don - 2 children - Deanna and Collin
A really exhilarating experience for Lee was when he was featured on the Phil Donahue show - 1 hour of western square dancing - with dancers from Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, and Chicago - performing.