Born in Staten Island, New York, Pete Trabucco received a degree in English and Speech Theatre Media from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. While at Kean, Trabucco began focusing in broadcast media as a disc jockey and public relations director for the school’s radio station. From December 1989 to June 1995, Trabucco served as Chief of Staff for the N.J. State General Assembly in the 19th and 34th legislative districts. In April 1998, he was hired as regional director with the American Heart Association, where he ran the New Jersey hospital training network and had a hand in lobbying for several health bills including the Automated External Defibrillation bill (PAD), which was signed into law on the federal level in 1999. But the allure of thrill-seeking, adventure and aviation became too powerful for Pete to resist, and he became a licensed private pilot after experiencing the joys of the skies as a Squadron Commander (1990-2000) in the US Air Force, Auxiliary New Jersey Wing Civil Air Patrol program. He was twice awarded the Air Force Chief of Staff Award at the Pentagon. Pete poured that passion for adventure and thrills into his book, “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks,” which was released from Tate Publishing in August 2009. In his book, Pete teaches people how to overcome their fear of roller coasters and lists the best roller coasters and amusement parks around North America. He is currently on tour promoting his book and has appeared on over 20 television and 30 radio stations around the country. All profits from the book are going to selected charities. As of 2010, Pete is also working on two other projects: a book on his flying experiences with interviews from celebrities in the aviation and space industry; and another book devoted to those who love ballparks, football stadiums and the majestic cathedrals of sport. Trabucco has been married since 1988 and has one daughter. He enjoys flying airplanes, tennis, thrill rides, acting and talking politics in his spare time. He has also been an assistant coach to both high school and college sports teams in baseball and football.