Catholic. Pro-Life. Husband. Father. Geek.

USA I serve my community as an alderman, representing District 3 on the De Pere City Council for the past 7 years. Professionally, I am the Director of User Experience in ITS at St. Norbert College where I've been working for 16 years.

My interests include riding my 2000 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic, making rosaries, singing in the Schola D'Arezzo Gregorian chant choir, donating blood (19 gallons), downhill skiing, electronics and home automation, and genealogy.

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my family

my family
Tricia and I have been married 32 years and have 3 awesome daughters. This is our Christmas 2019 family photo, with Chris (my son-in-law), Carly, Randy, and Casey. Tricia is holding Chris & Carly's son Jack, our first grandson.

my health

In 2019, I decided to do something about my weight and I found a program that worked. Many friends and loved ones have told me how good I look, and have asked me how I did it. So, I'm telling you.

I used Ideal Weigh from Prevea, through which I lost 72 pounds in 4 months. Ideal Weigh is a ketosis program, where I starved my body of carbohydrates, forcing it to burn fat for energy. During the main weight loss phase (3 months) I lost 62 pounds (about 5 pounds per week). During the fourth month, I slowly re-introduced normal foods back into my body again; I only lost 10 pounds during that last month. Prior to starting, I was taking several prescription medications:

  • Atorvastatin (cholesterol)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (blood pressure)
  • Losartan Potassium (blood pressure)
I'm no longer taking any prescription medications.

There is so much more I could tell you about the program (like about the incredible staff and coaches at Prevea). If you want to know more, let's chat.

before and after

Ideal Weigh

my career

I've been working 29 years in IT-related positions, including web site development and service desk roles (13 years with software companies and 16 years in higher education). Prior to IT, I spent 10 years in high level customer service roles in the hotel industry, half of which in management level positions. Today I'm the Director of User Experience in the ITS division at St. Norbert College.

In October 2017, my new coworker, Autumm Caines, interviewed me for an entry in the St. Norbert College StoryCorps community. We talked about the college, its physical spaces, digital solutions, etc.

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my favorite bible verse

"Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
Mat 25:40

my favorite prayer

God has no body on earth but yours. Yours are the only hands with which He can do His work. Yours are the only feet with which He can go about the world. Yours are the only eyes through which His compassion can shine forth on a troubled world.
— St. Teresa of Avila

my favorite sports teams

Green Bay Packers owner, season ticket holder (20 yrs), and Hall of Fame Builders Club Member. St. Norbert College mens hockey season ticket holder (14 yrs). Anaheim Angels.

Green Bay Packers Anaheim Angels St. Norbert College mens hockey

my favorite music

I enjoy classic rock and a cappella.

My favorite artists are: Styx. Rush. Eagles. Pink Floyd. Pentatonix. Home Free.

I sang in a barbershop quartet for 8 years.

I currently sing in the Schola D'Arezzo Gregorian Chant Choir at St. Norbert Abbey.

my awards/certifications

my strengths

StrengthsFinder is a tool that allows me discover my talents along with tools to help me use them to achieve academic, career, and personal success. My top five talent themes are:
  • Belief - People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.
  • Developer - People who are especially talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.
  • Communication - People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
  • Context - People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
  • Harmony - People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don't enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.

my motorcycle

2000 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic
2000 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic
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my phone

Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Android 9 Pie

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