I was born in a very small town in western PA, 320 people as a matter of fact.  When I was 10 years old we moved to the Chicago area, and it was only a slight shock to the system.  I went to Wabash College, where I graduated with degrees in English and Theater.  After graduating from college, I moved to the South Metro where I have lived for over 30 years.  During my time of employment, I received two MBAs from the University of St. Thomas, one in Finance and one in Management, along with a certificate in Leadership

I have worked in New Market Development and New Product Development in industries as varied as Outdoor Power Equipment, Landscaping, and Construction. I also have operational experience in Plumbing, HVAC and distribution.

For the past 12 years, I have been a small business owner with my wife of 32 years. We own and operate an inclusive Preschool Kindergarten, which builds upon the belief that children will rise to their full potential, when we are able to enhance a child’s natural curiosity within an environment that promotes learning.

We have two children – a son who just completed his Masters in Sports Psychology at Minnesota State – Mankato, and a daughter who works with stallions in the thoroughbred industry, currently living in Lexington, KY. She got her start at Canterbury Park.