Day job/career:Full time husband, father, family coordinator, lunch preparer, and sunblock proponent; Part time dog poop picker-upper, mediocre chef, landscape maintainer, and carpooler.
Outside of that, I am a pilot for FedEx Express and an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. I currently work as a traditional reservist for U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) at Scott AFB, IL. I served 14+ years on Active Duty, and working on 4 years as a Reservist. My goal and desire is to simply be a better person, each and every day. And then help others do the same…
How did you become involved with OCL? My wife, who is still an Active Duty officer in the USAF, mandated that I take the course, after she took it. It was the first time (and still the only time) in our 13 years of marriage and combined 30+ years of service that she mandated such a thing.
I enrolled in the course, and within the first 3 hours… I laughed, I thought, I cried, and I was inspired to a level I didn’t know I had. The indescribable impact of the course changed my life, and I am blessed enough to have been recommended, and then to have become, a facilitator. I am forever grateful and motivated!
What is your hope for OCL? My hope for OCL is to become a foundation to so many people in this world where it is uncommon to meet someone who isn’t familiar with the principles and love of the course. I hope OCL leads the world in remembering the importance and joy of connection, true empathy, and relationships, which are key to any definition of success.
Your favorite quote: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” President Calvin Coolidge