I was born and raised in a small community in Southeast Missouri. I was active in whatever sport was in season from childhood through college. I found that my love and enjoyment for sports was not what I wanted to do as a career. I chose rather to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. I have worked for various State Agencies for the last 12 years. I enjoy many different sports with Football and Baseball being my two favorite with no preference or favorite between the two. Obviously my favorite teams are the Rams and the Cardinals. I dabble in Hockey a bit but would not consider myself an outright fan but I do enjoy following the Blues. I also am very fond of Mizzou athletics and follow the football, basketball, and baseball programs. I have either coached or assisted coaching my children's athletic programs including baseball, soccer, wrestling, softball, and football (two boys and 1 girl).