I'm a native of Wisconsin though now consider Southern California home having lived here since 1999. My family includes my wife, Jackie, whom I married in 2009 and our dog daughter, Jenny, who adopted us in 2009 (a good year around here). We live in a little town called Azusa, up in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 15 miles east of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl. I've spent most of my career in education, working as a college or university administrator in alumni relations/fund raising for several great institutions. My activites and interests are many - bicycling, reading, gardening, volunteering for a number of different organizations, the Big Ten Club of Southern California (of which I'm a past president), keeping up with family and friends, serving as an owner of the Green Bay Packers (yes, I own stock in the Pack!) and enjoying the great weather that So Cal has to offer.