I grew up in Gurnee, Il playing youth hockey in the Chicagoland area. I went on to play four years at Ferris State University in Michigan. After college I began my 12 year professional playing career. I retired from playing and didn't waste any time jumping right back into the game as the assistant coach for the Milwaukee Admirals. I love to play and teach the game to the next generation of future hockey players. My wife (Laina) and I have three children (Avery, Addison & Ryder) - and are excited for all three to grow in their hockey skills too.