I've been married to my lovely wife, Sara, for 12 years (who is also a former first responder). We have a beautiful 11 year old daughter, Kaitlyn, and two Labrador Retrievers, Abby and Paisley.
Hobbies include: Spending time with family, boating, playing hockey, coaching hockey, traveling, snowmobiling and skiing, enjoying the great outdoors, hunting, and building projects.
I have a passion for wanting to help others get through tough times both personally and professionally. I am always willing to listen and I would like to think through life experiences and career experiences I can offer sound advice.
I know mental health in the fire service has always been a taboo subject, and Northern Michigan certainly is not immune. I've struggled with issues myself and I've seen my peers around me suffer with unhealthy coping mechanisms. It is past time to change that.
I am very much looking forward to being a part of this group and making a difference in the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters.
We've got a great group of peers here... please know that you always have someone to talk to! My phone is always on and you can text or call.