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*About Me - Past & Present

I grew up in a small town (around 8000 people) in northwest Ohio called Kenton, and went to undergrad at Ohio Northern University, a small private university (about 3000 students) only 20 minutes from my home.

After working for a year as a research associate for the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, I made my way here to Madison, pulling my wife Lynn along kicking and screaming because she hates the cold and wanted to stay in Tennessee where it only snows once a year.

Lynn and I were married in the summer of 2001, after being together for six years (since high school). We were married in the Poconos (sounds cheezy doesn't it), in a small family ceremony at a little chapel in Hickory Run State Park, PA. It was really cool though, there was a creek running right outside of the chapel, the sun was shining, and we got a lot of great pics. For our honeymoon, we had a villa complete with hot tub and sauna at Split Rock Resort in Split Rock, PA.

We had our reception for family and friends back in Ohio after the honeymoon, which turned out to be the best way to do it (according to everyone else we've talked to), except for the part where my dad gashed his leg open on a tent post and had to go to the emergency room for stitches :).

Since moving to Madison, we've purchased a house in order to not sink all our money down the drain living in an apartment. It was a fixer-upper, and we've made steady progress towards making it a home. So far, we've replaced all the windows and doors, as well as replaced the old & ugly aluminum siding. We've recently remodeled the kitchen, since it was previously straight outta the 50s. Next up are the upstairs bedroom remodel and replacing the old damaged fence.

*Personal Interests & Hobbies

  • Ohio State Buckeyes Football & Basketball
  • Playing Golf, Basketball, & Tennis
  • Woodworking & Home Improvement
  • Listening to various music (from classical to hard rock and everything in between - e.g. Metallica's S&M album with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is brilliant)
  • My favorite RFC and comments
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