I was raised in Desloge, Missouri 65 miles south of the epicenter of Redbird Nation. I have been a lifelong Cardinal fan. Even though I rooted for the Tigers while living in Detroit for a couple of years when I was little. Sparky Anderson and Whitey Herzog have shaped my opinion of how the game is played. I have recently started my second career after a reboot and work for the Federal Government. I am married to an extremely tolerant wife and have two amazing kids who keep us hopping. My little guy is playing on his first traveling baseball team this summer and I can’t wait to see him grow up in the game! I love a good cigar, music, Cardinal Baseball, and being with my friends and family. I have recently reclaimed my life with a significant weight loss which is leading me back to cycling and a short term goal of competing in Triathlons, in addition to the Warrior Dash, and Epic Mud Run I completed this past year.