Born August, 1974 in Tonawanda, New York. Previous resident of Williamsville, N.Y., Chagrin Falls, Bowling Green, Columbus and Westerville, Ohio. Currently residing in Dublin, OH. Married since 2010 to my better-half Katie, and proud papa to Nina Rose.
Attended St. Gregory the Great (Williamsville, N.Y.) kindergarden through eight grade, freshman and sophomore years of high school at Williamsville South High School (N.Y), junior and senior years of high school at Chagrin Falls High School (Ohio), and graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a degree in Sports Information and Journalism.
For the last ten years I have worked at The Garden City Group, starting as a Claims Control temp in 2002, then Senior Claims Control Clerk, Senior Supervisor, and currently Project Manager at one of the leading administration services for class action settlements, bankruptcy cases and legal notice programs. In 2012, I became a member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute, and will be testing for certification in the Spring of 2013.
Previously Store Support Coordinator at Cheryl & Co. and Department Manager at Kohl’s, as well as a broadcast/radio intern with the Buffalo Bisons and sports information intern at the BGSU Athletic Department.
In addition to my professional experience, I have written for a number of websites (besides this one) including BleacherReport.com (click here for samples), PeopleHaveThePower.org (click here for samples), The BG News and Innovation Ohio. I also spent time at BGSU working as the Programming Director/On-Air Talent for WFAL Falcon Radio.
In April 2013, my first book was published – Power Ballad: A Definitive Guide to Hard Rock’s Softer Side Volume 1, which can be purchased at Amazon.com.
While not working or with the family, I host and produce two-music podcasts:
Dig Me Out Podcast (Twitter/Facebook) – weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing obscure and lost 90s rock
The Power Ballad Podcast (Twitter/Facebook) – monthly podcast about all things Power Ballad related
Prior to my time as a married man, father and podcaster, I spent almost a decade rocking out in a band and helping run a independent music label:
The Stepford Five (Twitter/Facebook)
Reverbose Records (Facebook)
Finally, some random stuff on the web with my name on it:
- Transcribed lyrics to Wilco’s Being There album
- Transcribed guitar tab to Wilco’s “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” from the Being There album
- Transcribed guitar tab to The Replacement’s “I’ll Be You” from the Don’t Tell A Soul album
- Transcribed guitar tab to Son Volt’s “Cemetary Savior” from the Straightaways album
- Saddlecreek Records inspired Haiku
- Weekly Columbus paper “Columbus Alive” asks about my Favorite Records
- Panelist at the June 2005 Undercurrents Music Business / Columbus Networking Party discussing independent record labels