I'm a communications professional, a storyteller, a husband and a Dad. A 20-plus-year Racine area resident, I've been a newspaper reporter/editor/columnist at the Racine Journal Times and the Milwaukee Business Journal. I've also held public relations and communications positions with advertising agencies, PR firms, a Fortune 500 company and a school district.
My wife, Kathy, and I are the parents of two great kids, Allison, 15, and Dwight, 10. We're both active in our kids' schools and in our church, Faith Community located on Newman Road. I'm a member of the Kiwanis Club of West Racine and co-chair the marketing committee for the Kids First Fund, a program that raises money for classroom enrichment projects within our local public schools.
I hold a bachelor's degree in journalism from Drake University and a master's degree in journalism from Iowa State. Yup, I'm a transplant from the Hawkeye State. Before becoming a Cheesehead in 1989, I lived and worked in Iowa and Montana.
In my spare time (what's that?), I enjoy reading (and never get caught up), the circus (yup, even the clowns), trains (the real ones), the great outdoors and geocaching with the kids.