Was born at Ohio State University medical center and grew up rooting for them Buckeyes. The education and far-reaching aspects of being within the Buckeye Nation never hit me more than on a work trip. My job allows me the fortune of traveling to many destinations - I'm a pretty simple guy and never had travelled out of country until this job. They sent me to Abu Dhabi and needless to say, it was a completely different world. As I stood at the baggage carousel, jet-lagged and wide eyed in my Ohio State shirt realizing just how out of place I was, this guy in middle eastern garb walking past says, 'Man we had a great year, didn't we?! Go Bucks'!