I was born in Iowa City, Iowa, but raised in Kansas City, MO. I graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a BA in business administration. I started my career with Raymond Management Company in 2001. I have worked at Raymond Hotels in Liberty, MO, Skokie, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL and St. Louis MO. I married my wife, Lori, in 2007 and we have two girls, Hannah and Heidi. Most of my spare time is spent chauffeuring my two girls around the St. Louis area and being a proud dad and #1 fan for all their activities. I also have many outdoor interests including hiking, camping, barbecuing (smoking meat) and I participate in “old man” softball and basketball leagues.
“The Zen Philosopher, Basho, once wrote, a flute with no holes is not a flute. A doughnut with no hole is a Danish.” - Chevy Chase-Caddyshack.