Where did you grow up? What did your folks do?
I was born and grew up in the Topeka area. We lived in Topeka until I was in fifth grade, then we lived in Osage City (small town just south) through high school. My mom is the head of lending at a credit union and my dad was a mortician.
What kind of activities/hobbies did you have when you were growing up?
I’ve always loved music, both listening to and playing. I played saxophone all through school and picked up the guitar when I was 12. Sports were also a bit part of my life growing up. The great thing about going to a small school is being able to play multiple sports, and be involved in whatever else I chose. If there weren’t any games on and a guitar wasn’t around, I was probably reading.
What made you choose KU?
I actually went to Baker University (a NAIA liberal arts college just south of Lawrence – #BTID), but I’ve been a fan of KU for as long as I can remember.
How and when did you find RCT?
I have been reading and following RCT for probably a year now.
What do you do for work now? Where would you like to see your career?
I do marketing and communications for a digital marketing agency, so I write a lot. Whether it’s copywriting, corporate communications, or anything else, as long as it involves writing in some form, I’ll be happy.
What kind of things are you hoping to contribute to RCT?
I’m just looking to help whenever I’m needed. It looks like I’ll be doing a weekly Big 12 title race post, and then whatever else comes to mind.
Anything else we might not know about you or anything you’d like to add?
I’ve got an almost two-year-old son, so my life basically revolves around him now.
Age – 28
Height – 6’3”
Where do you live – Lawrence
Facial hair – beard
Any pets – Henry the cat
What kind of car do you drive – Toyota Rav4
Corrective lenses – Not yet...
Hair style – short and pretty standing
Favorite movie – Wedding Crashers
Favorite tv show – Parks & Rec
Favorite beer or thing to drink – Tank 7 or an old fashioned
Favorite band – tough, tough call. Guess I’ll say: Metallica, The Black Keys, Volbeat...
Favorite food – Mexican
Favorite non KU team – Royals, Sporting KC, Chelsea FC
All time favorite KU player – Nick Collison
First concert – Kansas with my dad
First w-2 job – bank teller
Best athlete seen play live – Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite dinosaur when you were a kid – Velociraptor
Is a hot dog a sandwich – just had this discussion: no
Was Tyshawn right to dunk – Yeah, I think so