I grew up in a small town (Lyons) in Northeast Nebraska and was raised by loving parents who taught me the value of hard work, respect, and kindness. My Dad was in WW2 and was a Nazi prisoner of war and taught me the invaluable lesson to appreciate and be thankful for every day.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and was a high school teacher and coach. In the 1980s I was an assistant football coach for many years at UNO under the Sandy Buda era. It was very unfortunate that the program was eliminated but we have a great Maverick Football network where players and coaches communicate on a regular basis. It is great to see players whom I have coached now have families and are successful in their chosen fields. I entered the insurance world as my own family started to grow as a way to pay the bills and I can say 30+ years later I have been fortunate to continue to do that.
I am married to my wife Roxanne, and we have 3 sons, and 6 grandchildren, with twins on the way, and 2 chocolate Labradors named Lucy and Lilly. I enjoy sporting events and have been a dedicated runner in the past and completed 11 marathons including the Boston Marathon. My wife and I love taking care of our grandchildren and love returning them back to their parents!