I was born in and lived in Peoria, Illinois until graduation from Bradley University with a B.A. My entire career was in the claims/insurance industry with a company representing corporate self-insured clients, providing litigation management, claim administration, and underwriting auditing services. The job required much travel, both nationally and internationally. I was extremely fortunate to “see the world,” even though being on the road 150 days a year was grueling. On many occasions I traveled to the UK, allowing personal side trips to Ireland and Scotland.

In 2009 I met and married my wife, Paula. We live in northern Kentucky and I have discovered “My Old Kentucky Home,” where my ancestors once lived. I have a renewed interest in genealogy and have been able to research at local outlets.

I enjoy cooking, listening to classic jazz, watch and clock collecting, and shooting sporting clays.