I was born in Chicago, IL, but only lived there about a year. It cemented my love of Deep Dish Pizza however. I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA in the small town of Aliquippa, where I now reside after a 17 year cruise through Georgia.
Anything my wife Sarah makes, especially Italian, especially her Chicken Parm.
Top 3 Favorite Movies
Godfather Trilogy, Skyfall, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Top 3 Favorite Books
Beside the very Word of God, Orbiting the Giant Hairball, The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham and anything by Clive Cussler
Your guilty pleasure
Choosing to not answer every single question in an interview.
1st record you ever bought
Michael W Smith Live Set. Actually it was a gift. I think I bought Smitty’s entire collection to date after that gift. Thanks Karen.
Coke or Pepsi?
What’s a Pepsi?
Last 3 things you watched on Netflix
I don’t have a Netflix account. So…
Siblings, Family Size?
One younger brother, Nick, the best sibling one could hope for.
What was your dream job when you were a kid?
At 13 I knew I wanted to be a musician in a band and sing about Jesus. Before that it was an archeologist or meteorologist.
Your musical influences
Michael W Smith, Petra, One Bad Pig, dcTalk, U2, Bob Marley, Beach Boys, Soundtracks by Hans Zimmer, Harry Connick Jr.
Do you have kids?
3 Boys: Daniel (7) our sensitive one, Nicky (5) our warrior bear and Michael (2) our miracle angel with Down Syndrome.
Favorite subject when you were in school?
Geography. I love maps. And have been nicknamed Google Shust (with some sarcasm) when taking walks through major cities.
Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life or feel like you need to sneeze and not be able to for the rest of your life?
Hiccups. Can you imagine how great my abs would look?
Introvert or Extrovert
51% Introvert and 49% Extrovert according to Mr. Myers and Mr. Briggs. What do they know. I’m totally 49/51.
A random/ interesting fact about you
I have no nose bone.
I have never had a headache.
That’s normal to me but apparently rather interesting to people who have nose bones and headaches.