I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. As I grew older, my family decided to move about 12 miles to the east to North West Indiana, and I became a Hoosier. When in Indiana, do what the Hoosiers do, so naturally I went to Indiana University Northwest campus. I met my future wife and we both finished our degrees, got married, and promptly moved down to sunny Florida. Over time the heat became too stifling. We longed for the day of seasons. We moved to a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We both taught in Asheville, NC. After two years of ice covered treachery, we decided we needed to find ourselves a city to live in. Now we are in Denver, Colorado. Both Laurie and I are very happy that we play for Team DPS.