I was born and raised in the Kalamazoo area. After serving my community as a firefighter for 16 years I was looking for a change. Seven years ago I began building custom homes and small commercial buildings. I really enjoy seeing a home come together and the final product the customer calls home. When I’m not working, I am a K9 handler with Michigan Search and Rescue. My dog/teammate Ranger is a Red Heeler mix that loves his job as we tromp through the wilderness of our great state locating missing persons. And to make life even better is my better half and best friend, Johanna, who is also a K9 handler and we spend many hours together training our dogs.