I am originally from Ohio but went Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Policy and minored in Sustainable Development. I played college baseball for Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio before transferring to Rollins and earning my degree. I enjoy most outdoor activities and sports and especially love the mountains of Western North Carolina. I first moved to North Carolina after college and worked with the Eckerd Youth Alternative program , with at risk youth in the mountains, before moving back to Ohio to begin as an Real Estate Appraiser Apprentice. After becoming licensed as an appraiser I moved back down to North Carolina. I now live in Asheville with my wife and two young daughters. I also play in the Asheville adult soccer league.