I was born in Hammond Indiana and raised in Calumet City. I went to grade school at Lincoln School and attended T. F. North High School from 1975-79. I enlisted in the Navy and served in Japan and on board the USS NIMITZ from 79-83. After my military service I began working in the restaraunt business while attending South Suburban College. I moved to the North Side in 1995 and am currently the Purchaser/Buyer for the University Club.