I grew up in a very small town in Southern Indiana. I had a wonderful childhood and enjoyed growing up in a place where everyone knew everyone (most of the time). However, for as long as I can remember my soul longed for something bigger, and my body for better weather! My wife and I met in Indiana and moved to California to be closer to her family in 2012.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
I love sleep and think it’s severely underrated! I would sleep 12 hours every night if I could, but I have 3 small children so maybe in 20 years!
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
A small bar or coffee shop with really good live acoustic music.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
There aren’t that many famous people I’d like to meet, but I’d have to say Sara Bareilles. Yes, definitely Sara. Sara on the Ellen DeGeneres show with Oprah, Robin Williams and Prince. No one else though. Well, Lucille Ball, but I feel that goes without saying.
What’s your mantra?
There’s no such thing as regret, only opportunities to learn. Be grateful for everything, even the “hard” times.
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
The quilt my mom and I designed before she passed away. She loved to shop and we used her clothing to fashion a quilt for my dad. The woman who made it had enough material to make two so she made me one as well.
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
Things are not going to turn out like you are planning. Surrender. Let God take the wheel, enjoy the ride and it will turn out beyond your wildest dreams.