I am a sportswriter from Midland, Michigan, and the father of four awesome children (Andrew, 14; Brad, 12; Catherine, 10; and Jillian, 6). My wife, Amy, and I have been together since we were teenagers. We met in 1987, dated for six years, and finally got married in 1993. I love to read, listen to music, and write fiction. I have written several books for young adults and middle-grade readers. I have yet to get published but am still plugging away. BarlowGirl is my favorite band in the world. I own all of their CDs (except for the Christmas album, which I intend to buy soon), I have seen them in concert six times, and have met them five times. I also enjoy volunteering at our local elementary school four days a week, something which I've done for about eight or nine years now. I love working with kids, obviously. My favorite authors are Larry McMurtry, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, and George Orwell. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in English. My favorite Christian musical artists other than BarlowGirl are Kutless, Audio Adrenaline, Superchick, and Toby Mac. I grew up on hard rock/heavy metal and still listen to bands like KISS, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Metallica, etc., once in a while. Lately, I have become quite a big country music fan, although I hated country for years.
I'm 29 years old and have been saved since July of 2002. Have been a fan of Barlowgirl since 2006, they are my favorite band, which they share with Metallica. I lived in Joliet, Il for the past 6 years, and have been married for almost 6 years to my wife Tracee.
HOLLA! So great to see you girls in sunny Panama! Giving a shout out to all of you for praying for my daughter Britt (Shamzi) Shamburger! You are our inspiration to keep fighting the fight! Britt's appt is Dec.18th to go after the skin cancer cells on her beautiful face. My appt. is set! December 7th I will be at the Moffitt Cancer Institute in Tampa for the consult to remove part or all of my thyroid cancer. My appt is Nov 21st to remove the rest of the skin cancer cells from the inside of my right calf. And to think it was just a tiny freckle! Man! Got the news today from my Mom in Ashland, KY about her follow up Mammo! They found 4 yes I said 4 tumors in her left breast, one in a lymph node near her armpit. She is a breast CA survivor of over 10 yrs., lumpectomy Right breast. She is a fighter too! Satan is a liar! Thank you for passing on the info for the church in California! I will contact them... Remember if you ever need medical care in Panama City Beach...