I was born at an early age. As a baby, I was rocketed to Earth in the hopes I would gain powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal man. So far, not so good. Most days I'm a professional copywriter, author, essayist, husband, father, and scrambled eggs maker.

In my diverse and varied career, I've excelled as a national magazine editor and writer, ad agency copy monkey, speech teacher, web content writer and designer, and burger flipper. I have more than 25 years of marketing and promotional experience including managing events, writing advertising copy, creating websites, and showing college kids how to speak in front of an audience.

A few years ago, I wrote a children's book inspired by a bedtime story I used to tell my daughter called Goodnight Princess. It's fun. Grab a copy for your favorite storyteller.

I encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter, The Weekly Click. Every Tuesday you’ll get a digest of my favorite stories delivered straight to your inbox.

More than 15 years of essays, stories and other assorted musings can be found at Swimming in Champaign. My goal this year is to write more.

I tweet on Twitter, make playlists on Spotify, and occasionally post images on Instagram. If you're into professional networks, here's my LinkedIn.

My home is in East Central Illinois where I live with my amazing and talented wife and three incredible girls, marvel at my collection of original artwork, cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals, root for University of Illinois athletics, and continue to look for the next big adventure.