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QUICK FACTS
Age:
41
Status:
Married
Sign:
Scorpio
Hair:
Black
Eyes:
Blue
Gender:
Male
Height:
5'8 1/2"
Location:
Hampton, VA
Job:
Defending the country
Employer:
US Air Force

INTERESTS
The Awesome Theory
Bowling
Computers & Technology
Movies
Obstacle Course Races
Pinball
Programming
Racquetball
Reading Novels
Running & Fitness
Science
Swimming/Boating
Table Tennis
This Website
Video Games
Watching Sports

DISLIKES
Booze
Fair weather fans
Idiots
Mayonnaise
NASCAR
Notre Dame
NY Yankees
Scientology
Smoking
I am not out to write an autobiography so I am going to keep this short and to the point. The following will be a quick run through of my life.

I was born in 1976 in Traverse City, Michigan. My parents were good to me and provided me everything I needed. I consider my childhood to have been a relatively normal one. I always got really good grades in school, and I knew how to take care of myself from an early age. I think that is why my parents gave me more freedom than most of my friends had. I owned a car before I was even 16 (thanks Dad!) and the day I turned 16 my mom picked me up from high school and we went and got my license.

From then on I pretty much did whatever I wanted. I continued to do well in school though and ended up graduating 13th out of around 750 kids in my class. Most of the next 5 years are a redacted blur but I do remember going to Nothwestern Michigan College for a year, then entering the Air Force on February 11th, 1997. I went to boot camp in San Antonio, Texas, then on to Tech School in Biloxi, Mississippi. I finally ended up in Dayton, Ohio, stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

In early 1999 I met Kelley through mutual acquaintances, but we did not start dating until January 2000. We quickly became best friends and did everything together. Concerts, sporting events, amusement parks, dinner and a movie, shopping, you name it. In March 2003 I received orders to go to Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland. Not long after that I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I left for Iceland in June, and a week later Kelley told me she wanted to marry me. A week after that I came back to the states and we got married on June 23rd, 2003.

She is the most amazing woman on the planet and I love her so very much. Kelley arrived in Iceland the morning of September 21st, 2003, and that started a 2 year adventure in Iceland. We saw the Northern Lights, volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, and hours of fireworks on the 4th of July. We also made some good friends. By the end of the second year, though, we were totally ready to go.

After Iceland, the Air Force took us to Nebraska where became part of the leadership team of a new church and made several friends in the process. We also both earned our Bachelor's degrees through Bellevue University while in Nebraska.

In September of 2008, I found out I was going to get promoted to Technical Sergeant, and as a result of that, I had been selected for retraining. I went to Technical Training School for 3 months in February and then we moved to Georgia in July of that year. We bought a house right away and stayed in base lodging until we could close on it. After my initial training period, I went on mids for a couple months and that was really hard, but then Kelley got a job that she kept for 5 years and I got moved to days for the rest of my time in Georgia.

During that time we discovered a passion for running and fitness that has kept with us to the current day. We ran our first half marathon, the Air Force Half Marathon, in 2011 and have kept that going. I was able to leverage some of that passion when I moved to be the Resource Adviser and Unit Fitness Program Manager for my squadron in Georgia. Around that time I was also selected for promotion to Master Sergeant and I was promoted on March 1st, 2014. Unfortunately, after being in Georgia for nearly 6 years, I received orders for Korea and left, alone, for Osan Air Base in South Korea in November of 2015.

The Korea year was really tough for both of us. Kelley's mom died while I was gone, and she went through some physical issues as well. I had a super stressful job and long hours. My unit was great and I made a couple friends that helped the time go by. I got to come home in the middle and see Kelley for 30 days in the middle and that also helped. As I write this, it is only 3 weeks until I return to her and I am so excited. Once I get back, we are off to Virginia for our next adventure!

last updated September 2, 2017

CURRENTLY READING
Night of the Hunter by R.A. Salvatore
CURRENTLY PLAYING
Hearthstone (Phone/Tablet)
Grand Kingdom (PS4)
FAVORITES
Author:
Brandon Sanderson
Band:
Blackmill
Book:
Faith of the Fallen
Book series:
Belgariad
Channel:
ESPN
College:
University of Michigan
Colors:
Maize & Blue
Dessert:
Cheesecake
Drink:
Vanilla Coke Zero
Food:
Pepperoni pizza
MLB team:
Tigers
Movie:
Stardust
Music genre:
Alternative Rock
NBA team:
Pistons
NFL team:
Lions
NHL team:
Red Wings
Online Store:
Amazon
Radio station:
ESPN radio
Sport:
Football
Star Wars Character:
Darth Vader
TV show:
Stranger Things
Website:
The Awesome Theory

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