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
Born in San Diego, CA
Grew up in 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, Endorphin Adventures, inc., and Kaiser Woodworking)
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
Established in 2021 in preparing for retirement in 2023
Dedicated wood shop at home
Producing furniture: dining & coffee tables, headboards, and other great pieces throughout the home.
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!