I grew up in a lively household in Maumee, Ohio. Despite all of us scurrying around in different directions, my mother managed to squeeze in a job as a real estate agent. My father owned and ran a construction business in addition to serving as a State Representative in the Ohio Legislature.
During the summers, I set up a small enterprise mowing neighbors’ lawns and working with my grandfather on his strawberry farm. After graduating high school in Maumee, I went to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Soon after graduation my work took me to Europe, where I met my wife, Ditte.
Since returning in 2003, I earned my Master of Business Administration Degree from Bowling Green State University, started my own small investment management business, and taught finance and management at BGSU. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo and serve on its Water Services Committee.