I was born in 1954 and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, the proud city of Wheeling, also known as " The friendly City". I am proud to call Wheeling home and proud to call West Virginia my home state.
I graduated from a private catholic school in 1973 and attended WLSC, Wheeling Hospital School of Radiology, Wheeling Jesuit University and most recently The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business in one of ND's prestigous Executive education programs earning certification in Effective Leadership and Management.
I relocated to Ohio in 1995 and have been managing businesses since. The Source One Group based in Muncie, Indiana was first to call. I was hired as a sales rep and then quickly promoted to Product Manager and finally to General Manager. After an acquistion by a competitor, I left Source One and joined Sterling Paper as their Industrial General Manager where I spent 11 years developing new business. I tired of the industry in 2006 and joined Seed America, a non-profit commercial real estate acquistions firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The recession hit the real estate industry hard and I was fortunate to get back in the distribution business where I am currently the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Millcraft Group based in Cleveland, Ohio.
I have a wife Lynda, two daughters Lauren and Kristen who both reside in Columbus, a sister Debbie who is in Wheeling and my mother also in Wheeling. My father passed in December of 2008.