A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Maurice immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. Adjusting to his new environment was not easy. He endured many trials and made many mistakes trying to find his way. It wasn’t until his late twenties that he “got his life together”.
Maurice has had many people help him along the way, but it was one mentor in particular that pushed him, and made him think about his life in ways he had never before. This mentor encouraged him to attend the Nyack College School of Business where he would graduate Cum Laude in less than four years after being a C student in middle and high school.
Graduating top of his class was just the beginning. Later that year Maurice was given the opportunity to serve as an Associate Pastor at the second largest church in New York, The Greater Allen A.M.E. Church, where he served faithfully for almost three years before relocating with his family.
He also started his own organization, It’s T.I.M.E. Now Inc., where he would do educational consulting as a registered vendor with the New York City Department of Education. Over the past six years he has successfully implemented, in many schools, a six-session character development program he designed that focuses on helping students identify their strengths and natural abilities, while also giving them the necessary tools they need to succeed at a high level in life. Students have had life changing moments from sitting in his assemblies over the years. it is that kind of response that keeps him passionate about seeing his students move beyond their own circumstances to excel at whatever they choose to do.