Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Herb joined the Navy at the age of 17. He served in the Navy for 24 years, traveled the world, and did two tours in Vietnam. While in the Navy, Herb received an M.A. in Education from George Washington University. He retired with the rank of lieutenant commander. After the Navy, Herb went to work at IBM.
Herb is the Els for Autism tennis coach and enjoys teaching children and adolescents tennis and the game of golf. He has been a tennis coach for over 20 years and a golf coach with The First Tee of the Palm Beaches since 2011.