I grew up in Northern Ohio in Sandusky County. My grandparents had a small farm where I developed my interest in farming and livestock production. I was active in both 4-H and FFA and showed livestock at the national, state and local levels.
I have two degrees from The Ohio State University. My undergraduate degree was Animal Sciences. My graduate degree was Human & Community Resource Development. I have been employed as an Extension Educator for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Warren County since 1994. My Extension specialization is livestock and forage production, but because of the needs of Warren County, I have also developed an interest in horticulture. I started the Master Gardener program in Warren County over 15 years ago.
I reside in Lebanon with my wife and two boys. In my spare time, I like to watch the Buckeyes and spend time with my family playing sports and doing 4-H activities.