After attending and/or graduating from ST Stanislaus College (HS), LSU, Loyola, USNY and NOBTS, Hy went into the business world as a commercial fisherman and then as a financial planner. In 1997, he entered the ministry as a director of an inner city interdenominational ministry, LAMB Inc, with his wife to reach the Crescent City where he was born and raised with the healing message of God’s great love where they are currently very busy with the rebuilding of “The Big Easy” during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
His military career spanning the last 25 years has been with the Army Reserves and National Guard holding down Medical, Civil Affairs, Chaplain, and Military Intelligence positions.
He is one of the founding members of OPERATION HOMEFRONT while he served in Afghanistan in 2003 with the 20th Special Forces Group (A).
Hy has been married to Libba (Elizabeth K. Chesnutt) for eleven years and they reside in Uptown New Orleans with their many ministry children.