Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in a town called Palatine. It was a great place to grow up in. Living in the suburbs and being close to Chicago was the best of both worlds. I loved taking advantage of all the great things that Chicago has to offer when I was growing up and still do today.
What is your favorite family tradition?
Spending the 4th of July at our family lake house in northern Wisconsin. Seeing the fireworks from our boat as they shoot over the water is an awesome experience. We always did this as a family when I was young and I have continued this tradition with my kids as well.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest and biggest accomplishment in life is marrying my high school sweetheart and raising our two sons.
When are you the happiest?
I am happiest when I travel to the Northwood’s of Wisconsin. We have a family lake house there. They beauty, tranquility and being on the water especially during the Summer & Fall season is special.
What was your first job?
My first job was when I was in high school. I was a short order cook for a restaurant chain called Big Boy. My wife thinks that’s funny because I can’t really cook now!