I live in Brownsburg, Indiana, with my beautiful wife Karol and our three awesome kids! I have a daughter, Lexie, and two sons, Jake and Tate. I am a graduate of Avon High School and the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
I currently work in management and love my job. I have a great group of employees who make my work life great.
In 2008, I picked up the hobby of running, and it has entirely changed my life for the better. I've since dropped about 50 pounds, and have ran six marathons in six different states. My goal is to complete a marathon in each of the 50 states and join the 50-state marathon club.
In September of 2011, my son Tate was born and has since given me a whole new reason to run. He was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), which is where the diaphragm fails to fully close. This allows abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity and can prohibit lung development. When Tate was only six days old, he had a major surgery to repair his diaphragm. We are truly blessed, as he is doing great now and developing normally. This is a positive prognosis, as only half of CDH babies survive.
I am now running marathons to help raise awareness and funds for CHERUBS, a charity that raises awareness, research and support for CDH and families impacted by CDH. Please donate and help a great charity doing amazing things for these babies and families touched by CDH. The money raised in my fundraisers will go towards vital research into CDH.
Thank you very much for your support!
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