Where did you grow up?
Most of my childhood was spent in metro Detroit (Warren and Ferndale).
Where did you go to school? What made you choose your major?
I went to GVSU and majored in Advertising and Public Relations. I picked APR because it seemed like the perfect balance of business strategy and creativity. And I think I was right!
What was your first job?
Technically, my first job was delivering The Mirror -- a donation-funded newspaper for the city of Ferndale. My first *real* job was as a proposal writer at Steelcase Inc.
What are your weekend hobbies?
I've developed a bit of a golf obsession this summer, but most of my time is spent with my wife and daughter -- visiting the zoo, the beach, and any splash pad we can find.
What's your biggest adventure in life so far?
Parenthood! I know it's a cliche, but the first (almost) 2 years of Elle's life have been a roller coaster (in a very good way!). In the traditional sense, I'd say spending 21 days on a tour bus traveling through 18 European countries was also quite an adventure!
What's your favorite movie?
Ocean's 11. This has been my favorite since about 9th grade.