I'm a United States Marine Corps veteran with a B.A. in Communication and a M.S. in Technology Management (College of Business) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I've attended 4 different high schools, 3 colleges and had numerous part and full-time jobs over the last several years. I've lived in 5 different states including: IL, WI, TX, NC, and CA.

I like to travel and I'm never afraid to be the "new guy." I am very motivated in both my personal and professional life. Continuous improvement is something that I strive for everyday through proper nutrition, fitness, education, communication and experience in general. I do not sit idle very often. I spend as much time as possible with people that are important to me and I am always interested in traveling to new places and meeting new people. I choose my goals and aspirations very carefully and working with and for the right people will always be more important to me than working for the right amount of compensation. In my opinion, true happiness is when you have balanced opposing forces in your life to become completely at peace with yourself and your situation in life.

I have had some amazing mentors as bosses throughout the years and I am thankful for all the opportunities I've had working with them. I have worked for a Pastor of a church and small business owner, a CEO of 2 large manufacturing/engineering companies, and currently a fellow Marine Corps veteran, close friend and entrepreneur. Overall, I am very lucky to have these mentors and the experiences I have had. I try hard to never take one moment of life for granted because in the end it really is short...