I was born and raised in sunny California.
Life was good. I made it to High School and my family moved to
Waverly, Iowa because of a work related move my dad made. I
went through high school like any other kid at the time - which
means NOT shooting classmates - and played football and
baseball. I use the term "played" very loosely... But it
was all in fun and I met a lot of lifelong friends along the way.
After high school I went on to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake,
Iowa. While I was there we became the nation's first wireless
campus. This meant we all had laptops and could use them
anywhere without plugging in. A lot of students didn't know
the difference between a computer chip and a Dorito chip and thus,
the aim of using the laptops for research and learning was reduced
to Napster and Instant Messaging. But for those that used it
right- it was - and is- a great program. Anyway, I made it to
my senior year and then I thought, "hmm... what is life all
about? Why am I here and what shall I do when I graduate?"
So, due to my confusion I took a semester off to find all the
answers to life's illusive questions. Had I thought this plan
through, I would have perhaps thought that people spend their entire
lives trying to figure out what I was going to figure out in one
semester. This move was a big bad thing for my parents and my
professors, who were betting I wouldn't make it back. But I
did. I went back the next semester and between that and an
additional short semester at a satellite school, earned my degree in
Surviving Liberalism and Politically Correct Thought.
Okay, so I earned a Management and Entrepreneurship Major and
concentrations in marketing and computer science.
have worked since my sophomore year in college as a website designer
and and Internet consultant. I continued to do that and came
on full time at the family business. It's not that
kind of "family" business. I haven't killed
anyone yet and I don't have a trade name like "dirty Paulie" or "Mikey
the big toe Cabretti." I still work with the family and have
gone though numerous position changes over the years. I
started pushing a broom when I was 5 or so and have done about
everything in the plant; it is a manufacturing facility by the way.
I now am the Director of Scheduling and I plan when product is
run and on what machines. I also manage our manufacturing
handwork staff. That's my job job.
My calling however, is to play music and glorify the God that has
given me all that I have. So right now I play in a
Christian band called
I write a lot of my own stuff and am slowly working on a solo album.
Most of my non-work time is dedicated to working with my equipment,
practicing alone or with the band, and writing new material.
You can check out the
page for more info.
My other main passions are Model Railroading
and Prop collecting.
The prop collecting is a new hobby and I do it when I can. I
am a movie nut and I like the art that is involved in making the
various props and set pieces. Model Railroading has been with
me sine I was a kid. I've gone from "toy trains" to "fine
scale craftsman modeling." I enjoy visiting and communicating
with many of railroading's greats and I have a huge website
dedicated to my work and that of others. You can check that huge
like art, music, Architecture, Politics ("like" is a bad descriptor,
"infuriated by" is probably more appropriate), and web design.
Unlike Al Gore, I did not invent the Internet - but I did create
this website! There's a lot more to me, but
I prefer to talk to people, not have them read my memoirs. So,
if you want to email, just drop a line: