I hold a number of vocations beyond my professional career, including husband, father, son, brother, friend, and community member. Starting with God, family, and career, I attempt to act out my life with honesty and integrity. Informed by a dedicated Christian worldview (confessional Lutheran), I believe in being forthright and hard-working in all my vocations.
I grew up in Amherst, Ohio (near Cleveland) and was the prototypical student and creative (band/choir/theater/art). After college at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where I studied visual communications and political science, I worked in Washington, D.C. acting as Marketing Director for a national non-profit. I met my lovely wife while in D.C., got married in and then later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (where she grew up). We had our first boy in 2008, then added identical twin boys in 2010. (See my resume for more on my professional experience).
In addition to my primary roles, I enjoy reading (mostly non-fiction), continued learning (articles, audio, and seminars), working with technology, utilizing social media, meeting others through networking, studying and discussing political philosophy, and playing ice hockey. I also enjoy spectator sports such as football (go Browns), baseball (go Tribe), and hockey (go Rangers).
Organizations, groups & events I’m involved with:
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.
Come play ice hockey at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, a two-sheet facility with four different adult hockey levels/leagues playing all year long.
The Official Browns Backers club for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Come join us! Our goal is to share our love of the Cleveland Browns by getting together to watch the games and cheer on our beloved Brownies.