Here is what you should know: I'm a straight-up nerd. Give me some Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, Heman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel, etc. any day of the week! I like to play video games because it makes me feel young again so I do so with my kids and it's a blast.
I write music not on paper but in my mind - all by ear on the piano. I love to get lost in the music.
I'm also a straight shooter, that believes in candor but with kindness.
I'm a nerd who is sporty. I love the outdoors, boating, hiking, camping, and I am deeply passionate about basketball and the Utah Jazz #takenote and Michael Jordan definitely pushed off, but it would have never got there if Dick Bavetta called Howard Eisley's game 4 buzzer-beater, off. There was still 1 second left when it left his hand, SMH.
I am a family guy with 4 kids - 3 boys, and 1 girl, all ages 6 up to 15. I am married to an amazing wife who supports my embarrassing passions and quirks. We have two little dogs, I have no idea how my wife convinced me of adding two more to the family, but here we are.
My family drives me more than anything but so do my beliefs. The combo of those two things has made me a better person all around. I believe in treating others with kindness, serving others with no expectation, seeing others for who they can become, and treating anyone at any level as a human being.
I am always learning and love to do so with everyone around me. When I serve my teams in marketing, I teach them: never to do anything without looking through these 3 lenses: 1. The one who buys 2. The one who sells 3. The one who keeps the customer happy.
For all of these reasons, culture matters to me a great deal. A company that values that as much as I do is one I want to work for.
My journey with going blind
You read that right. I learned so much and I wouldn't change a thing.