Born in California 1965
6 ft. tall
Left handed but mostly ambidextrous
Oldest of 3 (Younger brother - Chris & even younger sister - Kathryn)
Wife - Trish
Aggressive soccer player year round
Writes poetry and children's stories and hopes to get published someday
Daughter - Corryn
Works & lives in Tennessee
Ex Lundahl wrestler, track and field, Fitness Marathoner, 3 time 24 Hour Runner
& Martial Arts
CLC Tennis, Track & Field (sprinter & pole vaulter)
Son - Ben
Ski Jumper (U.S. Ski Team) - Have1SkiJumping.com
(Ranked 12th in U.S.) Norge Ski Club
Game designer & Programing
Ex Lundahl wrestler, Fitness Marathoner, 3 time 24 Hour Runner
Ex Soccer player
Chihuahua called Disney
Lundahl Middle School
South High School class of 1983
McHenry County College - 1 year
Eastern Illinois University
Bachelors of Science in Physical Education
Specialization in coaching
Northern Illinois University
Masters of Science in School Administration
Ultimate backyard playground
Track & Field - Lundahl (mile, long & high jump)
Wrestling - Lundahl (83 lbs. 8th gd.), CLS (155 lbs. Sr. year)
Soccer - CLS first two years they offered the program, left side midfielder
Martial Arts - College. 6th degree black belt instructor (Style - Sho-Ryn-Ryu Kempo)
Other sports of interest: diving, skiing (water and snow), climbing, spelunking (caving)
The only sports I watch are the Olympics
San Diego, Palatine and Crystal Lake
Played outside a lot
Skateboarded - when I started the wheels were metal
Taught myself how to juggle and ride a 6 ft. unicycle
Swim all summer and became a lifeguard/pool manager at Turnberry Country Club - back when they had a high dive
Took things apart to see how they worked
Wanted to be an astronaut
Tried to be a model in college - got published in two magazines
Photography and developed my own B&W prints in my darkroom and would sell them
Also became a wedding photographer and portrait photographer
Tried to make money making or selling just about anything (this helped build the foundation to developing and owning
Think Ink, inc. Screen Printing & Graphic Design, and Endorphin Adventures, inc.)
I always run stairs (I think it's easier than walking them)
Reorganize my food before I eat it. It also takes me forever to make the perfect sandwich.
My family growing up use to fight to eat bone marrow for an appetizer
I sneeze in bright light
Not big on asparagus or cauliflower
I like soft foods not crunchy
I usually over stuff myself
Shakespeare in Love
Monty Python and the Holly Grail
Sports and being active
Collected bones - I know, it's creepy
See also "Growing Up"
Entering adventure races when possible
Wood working and joinery
Think Ink, inc.
Started the business in college to make money for spring break with a friend of mine. Graphic design and screen printing for textiles (clothing - t-shirts, jackets, hats, etc.)
Established in 1986
Family owned and employed
I go there everyday after school and all day all summer
We've printed for Fortune 500 companies and internationally
Come by sometime and I'll give a tour of how shirts are printed
Endorphin Adventures, inc.
Started the business with a good friend and physical education teacher Brian Schweitzer, to promote risk taking through physical activity and the positive impact it can have on people.
Established in 2012-2017
Development of the "Rundezvous - Frontier Survival Race"
Corporate and School presentations on motivation, risk taking, and team building
Nickname - Frontier, given to me in college because of my problem solving skills with little to no resources, usually pertaining to the outdoors.
Cancer - At age 36 I had skin cancer with level 4 malignant melanoma (not good, this is the bad stuff!) 2x6 inch section of skin removed from my shoulder down to the muscle. Since then things have been good. Now I try to stay out of the sun and wear a hat. Too much life guarding and seeing who could get the darkest tan.
I don't watch or follow sports. I'd rather participate, plus I don't have time to keep up with them.
No caffeine for me, I gave it up when I had the cancer scare and I don't miss it at all.
Tried out for "Survivor" three times, no call backs - bummer!
Been on TV news four times - for good reasons.
Ordained Minister - I get to perform marriages!