Thank you for stopping by my website! I certainly hope you find some value as you poke around.

I wanted to share a little more about me that is a little…well, less official than my About Me page to give you a better idea of who I really am.

You might not know it to look at me, but I’m a farm kid. I was raised on our family farm outside of Wapakoneta near a tiny place that doesn’t even appear on most state maps, called Fryburg.

My dad is a carpenter and a farmer and my mother is a registered nurse and from both of them, I was given a work ethic and sense of discipline that I’m proud of.

The turning point in my life happened, however, when I reached High School and joined FFA. There, all of my passions for agriculture were mixed with lessons in communication and leadership and in my junior year, I was elected to serve the 22,000 FFA members in the State of Ohio as a State FFA Officer. This election accelerated my growth and development and forced me to become a much better speaker and leader.

With the solid foundation given to me by parents, tempered through FFA and polished as a State Officer, I have spent a great deal of time studying and observing the habits of successful communicators and leaders.

There was some debate when I was writing my official About Me page about using the word obsessed about developing the skills of communication, but I decided to use it because, for most of my life, I’ve been obsessed with the little things that charismatic people do that separate them from the rest of us.

My obsession fuels a passion that I’m eager to share.

A few more random facts to share:

  • As you could see from my picture, I have a great family. We spend the majority of our time together working on our family’s show steer hobby for our county fair.

  • I love movies and have a strange ability to recall quotes from about every movie I’ve ever seen on demand. I’m sure you want answers, you want the truth, but you can’t handle the truth!

  • I have a reputation as the guy in the suit because I wear one virtually every day. I’ve always lived by the motto that you don’t dress for the job you have, but you dress for the job you want, and I’ve always wanted to be Governor.

  • I read obsessively. Anything from books to blogs to articles, I’m always reading and I love to share interesting things, so follow me on twitter.

  • If you need to talk to me, please don’t call me during an Ohio State Football game. Watching my beloved Buckeyes dominate the B1G is the only television that I actually watch live.

It’s my sincere hope that this post was helpful for you to get to know me. I’d love for you to drop me a line in the comments so that I can get an opportunity to know you as well.

Talk Soon,


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