Bill Pearch

Bill Pearch

After several spins around the sun, I've seen a lot of strange things. Born on Chicago's northwest side, I've primarily called the western suburbs home. During that time, a few things remain consistent. I'm a baseball enthusiast and a fan of George Lucas films. Specifically speaking, I'm a Chicago Cubs fan and a Star Wars fan. Despite loving them, they both have broken my heart. The Cubs repeatedly during the regular season, and occasionally during the playoffs. And the Star Wars prequels fell a bit short of my expectations. Nevertheless, I've decided to stick with them. After all, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the greatest film of all time.

Professionally, I work in marketing communications. What does that mean? I do a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Since the mid-1990s, I've marketed recreational programs and facilities to suburbanites, and I've pitched engineering and environmental services to municipalities and institutions around the State of Illinois. At the turn of the 21st Century, I even taught communication courses at my alma mater.

I've attended at least one baseball game in every Major League city in the United States and Canada. That means I've seen all 30 teams play in all 28 cities at 37 different parks. A journey that began at Wrigley Field in the late 1970s ended at Citizens Bank Park in early 2010. I missed Montreal's Olympic Stadium, home of the Expos before they moved to Washington, D.C. At this moment, I only need to make a return visit to Miami to see Marlins Park.

Ever need to find me? Odds are that I'll be playing or watching baseball, out on the golf course, shuffling my Netflix queue, reading a book, searching for geocaches, or sitting in front of my iMac.

Since 2003, I've been happily married to a Milwaukee Brewers fan.