Do you remember the little boy that you used to see running everywhere he went? The little boy who never possessed an "inside voice", and was constantly spilling his drink at the table? That was me. Thank you for having patience while I developed the ability to control my energy.
I grew up in a small village in Ohio called Iberia. It was a "village" because our two stop signs, gas station, and post office weren't quite enough to bring us up to "town" status. Our family was made up of my dad Jeff, mom Robin, sister Emily, myself and a various assortment of pets throughout the years. We always lived within a short walk, or drive, of all of my extended family, and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
It was in my early childhood that my Mawmaw explained to me what Christ had done in her life. She was the one person in this world that I admired most. I wanted to be like her, and wanted to experience the grace that she beautifully described. One morning, in her dining room, she lead me in a prayer to accept the gift of salvation. She went to be with the Lord in 2006, but her legacy continues on in the impact she made for the kingdom.
After roughly 20 years I went to Mount Vernon Nazarene University where I received a Bachelors of Radio and Video Broadcasting. But the degree was only the second best thing I received in college. After three years of friendship, I finally got up the nerve to ask out the most beautiful girl on campus, Stephanie. Three month's later we were engaged, and three months after that we were married. Spending my life with her is such a joy. Together we have three sons, Jeffrey, Rocky and Benjamin.
After college I worked at Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk for a year. It was an amazing learning experience. While I was there I couldn't help but to catch Dr. Dobson's passion for the family and for children. I hope that every day I can become a better leader, husband, and father. With that comes a passion for the sanctity of life which has been instilled in me from childhood.
Most of my free time is spent playing with my sons, or watching a favorite tv show with my wife. I also love playing basketball, building legos and watching one of my favorite sports teams. (Go Browns, Cavs, Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, and yes... Penn State).