I was born and raised in Papillion, Nebraska, went to college at Cedarville University in Ohio, then hesitated a bit too long in Santa Monica, California. At twenty-three, I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where my friends and I started Dot&Cross, a multimedia firm that produced films, wrote books, and created websites for today’s masterminds of business and spirituality.
After learning of my cancer diagnosis in 2009, I created a new company, RobinHood Ink., to assist in building the dreams of forward-thinking companies who are looking to set themselves apart in their market. In December of 2014, I was married to Lori, and we have somehow managed to create three girls, Marian, Viola, and Henrietta, within three years of each other.
In June of 2017, I outlived my seven-year prognosis for survival I was given by my doctors. Due to my desire to press forward against this sentient bastard of a disease, I have created Bent Not Broken, a nonprofit company focused on providing support, motivation, and hope to cancer survivors.
Currently, I manage RobinHood Ink., lead the Bent Not Broken Gatherings, and share my story of overcoming cancer to conferences, churches, and schools across the country.