About Me

Despite the fact that it feels a bit narcissistic, I think a personal Web site should contain at least a little information about its author/owner.

After being born in Indiana and living briefly in North Carolina, I grew up in Oxford, Alabama. After 12 years at Trinity Christian Academy, I attended The University of Alabama, where I studied political science (concentrating in political theory and defense policy). By the time I graduated, I decided I wanted a more practical degree to go with my academic foundation, so I moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and earned my MPA at Western Michigan University.

After a 2.5-year stint as the village manager in Schoolcraft, Michigan, I began working for the Michigan Department of Transportation. I worked as a Southwest Region planner for 11.5 years. Now, I coordinate the rural program while also working in the Flint and Grand Rapids urbanized areas.

Important Disclaimer: This blog is mine, and mine alone. The Michigan Department of Transportation doesn’t own it or endorse it, and I don’t speak for the Michigan Department of Transportation when I write anything here.

I live in Lansing with my wife and our two feline overlords. I have several interests that keep me busy. Distance running is my favorite outdoor activity. I run outside year-round, and am usually training for a half marathon. In the winter, you’ll usually find me at Borgess Run Camp, leading a team of runners in half marathon training. When I’m not running, I’m usually watching sports. My favorite teams are Ajax, Alabama, Arsenal, the Boston Celtics, the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, DC United, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hobby I’ve enjoyed longest is collecting postage stamps. I’ve been collecting stamps since I was six years old. The collection has changed a bit over time, and its scope has narrowed a bit. Currently, I focus on stamps from the United States and Austria, though I have an album devoted to things that fascinate me. Occasionally, I write for a fun little sports blog named The Wife Hates Sports. It’s a blast, and you should check it out.

That’s me in a nutshell. I’m not all that exciting, but I definitely like it that way.