Born and raised in the rural town of Valley City, Ohio, my youth consisted of playing the drums and basketball, building tree houses, and helping on a sheep and pig farm. Undergraduate schooling took place at Hiram College, an equally small town, with majors in English, Education, Relgion, and a Music minor. This schooling prepared me for lots of different professional hats, including restaurant owner, English & journalism teacher, and marketing agency owner. A Master’s in Educaiton from Lesley University was thrown in along the way too, for good mesasure.
As a youth, exploring the 25 acres of the farm and countless miles of bicycling, were excellent times for God to impress upon me his splendor. Everyday, he continues to do so through my children and spouse.
I am blessed with an incredible family consisting of my spouse and best friend, Lucy Sue; and with four wonderful children, Piper, Olivia, Tristan, and Isabel.