Most of my career has been in the printing and publishing industry. I've worked in both in the traditional "ink on paper" and in the online publishing environments. I am definitely an all-Ohio boy, having been born in Toledo and spending my childhood in the farming and commercial fishing communities of the northwestern part of the state. My family moved when I was in high school to the west central Ohio town of Sidney and I went on to college at Ohio Northern University in Ada. After undergraduate school I finished my Master's at Miami University in Oxford and started work in Akron in northeastern Ohio where my wife Brenda and I started our family. In 1996 work opportunities moved us to southwest Ohio near Cincinnati where we live today.