I moved around a bit as a kid and lived in Florida and New Jersey before moving to Pa to stay. I grew up in the country with a close group of friends and enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, field beater cars and sports of all kinds.
After graduating from H.S. I attended a technical school and worked for a cabling company before I got my CDL and began working as an over the road truck driver.
Soon after Christel and I were married I got a job as a Tanker Operator in the Gas and Energy Industry. Now my job never takes me more than a few hours from home and allows me a schedule where I work for two weeks and then have a full week off. I love this as it gives me real quality time when I'm off to spend with my wife and our families.
I am still a huge sports fan and enjoy going to a variety of games each year. I collect sports memorabilia and was thrilled when we found some seats from Three Rivers Stadium that we were able to buy for my collection.
Most evenings when we have nothing planned Christel and I go to an unused little league field near our house and take turns pitching and batting baseballs around. Sometimes some of the local kids will join us and I usually send them home with a baseball or two. I also enjoy go-karts, video games and classic rock music. I'm a pretty decent cook and I'll even wash the dishes every once in awhile. I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews- fairs, amusement parks, ball games and just sitting on the floor playing UNO for hours on end.
I think time is one of the most important things to share with a child, to take an interest in what interests them. I am ready to be a dad. I am ready to share my time and my experiences, to support them and to always be there for them with unconditional love.