Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Langley, British Columbia, I have lived, worked and raised my family in Walla Walla, Washington since 1996. I work as the Director of Athletics at Whitman College and serve on the Providence St. Mary Community Ministry Board, the Providence St. Mary Foundation Board and on the Visit Walla Walla Board of Directors. My fabulous partner, Darlene Snider, is an administrator at Walla Walla Community College. Together, we have three daughters, Madison (27), Kennedy (23), and Bailey (21).

I am also a  singer-songwriter who grew up thinking it was normal to sing in 5 part harmony on road trips with the family. I started singing in church and school as a youth but found my love for songwriting later in life. Now I write songs, gig at several venues in Walla Walla, Wa. and publish my music and musings on this website.