I was born and raised just outside of Dayton, OH, where my dad was Fire Chief, and my mom was a police and fire dispatcher. Both of my parents were paramedics. After graduating from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. I took several jobs in the rubber industry. I joined Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies as an application engineer in 1991. My wife, Shelley, and I moved to Batavia in 1996. I am the proud father of a daughter and 2 sons and I have a grandson who keeps me young.