My journey began in November of 1962 on a cold morning in Omaha, Nebraska. My dad was an engineer and decided to take a job with a company in Florida. So along the lines of Jed Clampett he loaded the family into the 1962 Impala convertible and off to Florida we went (I was TWO weeks old). My very first Christmas was in Florida. I spent my childhood swimming in the local pools and playing basketball. If we were not at a basketball game or swim meet we were sailing the Indian and Banana Rivers on our sailboat. After elementary and middle school I attended Cocoa Beach High School. During this time of schooling my swimming began to take off. I had the opportunity to move to Gainesville, Florida. to train with some former Olympians and improve my swimming during my junior year. I could not compete on the High School level so I moved back to Cocoa Beach for my senior year. I am a total sports person so before I graduated from High School I already have some great teams to cheer for. I am a true Husker fan but do support the Gators as long as they are not playing the Huskers. After graduation from high school I attended The University of Nebraska on a full swimming scholarship. Spent two years there and decided to transfer to Indiana University. So I am 20 years old and have experienced more top sporting events than most people in a lifetime.
Big Ten Champion
I graduated from Indiana University and moved back to Cocoa Beach, Florida and enjoyed the warm weather and the ocean. Spent some time working and doing the beach thing for awhile and decided to move to California. On my way to California I stop by Scottsdale, Arizona and said to myself man this place is nice. It was February 1988 and the Phoenix area was booming. I spent two weeks in Scottsdale and then off to California. This part of the journey only lasted about a month and a half and I was back in Scottsdale. They have a saying at one of the resorts that says “WHERE TIME STANDS STILL” and boy it sure does in a good way. I have been to many places and Scottsdale is really nice. So I decided to stay in Arizona and to this day only been back to Florida once since I left and that was for our Honeymoon. I ended up getting married and of course to a Nebraska woman. Only can cheer for the Huskers with a Husker. We got married and moved to a town called Sierra Vista, Arizona and spent sixteen years in this small town one hour southeast southeast of Tucson, Arizona on the border of Mexico. Our son was born here and we thoroughly enjoy going there for visits.