Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Allen County.

What brought you to this area? Or kept you here?
I was fortunate enough to apply for and receive an investigator position with the Hardin County Department of Job and Family Services in 2004. I left that job in 2012 for my current job.
While I was employed at Job and Family Services, I was asked to assist in the security of the employees and office building.  Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart commissioned me as a Special Deputy to fulfill this duty. I currently continue to service the community as a Special Deputy.
My wife, Jennifer, works at Ohio Northern and my son, Roman, attends Ada school. We live in the community and enjoy its natural beauty and resources.

What is your occupation?
I am a law enforcement officer. I am a Special Agent for the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and as mentioned before, a Special Deputy with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

Why do you love what you do?
I love what I do because I think I make a little difference in people’s lives every day. I investigate some of the hardest cases in Ohio, but then I also work at local football games that same afternoon.  In both jobs, I get to meet people who are in need, or I am watching over them for any possible dangers.  In both cases, I believe I am making that difference in their lives in a positive way.

What is your favorite thing about this community?
My favorite thing about our community is the people.  This area is very rural, so there is always work being done in the area.  Farmers working the fields, workers in the local factories coming or going, and college students studying at a local restaurant - all working hard at what they do.
These people in the community are working or bettering themselves, but all of them are willing to stop what they are doing to lend a hand if someone is in need. I hear stories all the time of people helping out another farmer because the crops needed worked before the next rain. I have seen people who are sick receive food from a person that was in high school with them years before.  I don’t see this in any other communities.

What are you involved within the community?
I have been involved with the Ada pony league as an assistant coach.  I occasionally help at my church, Alger Assembly of God. I also assist the Sheriff’s Office at times over the years in different charity programs.  Some of these programs are Shop with a Cop, working trick or treat in the local areas, and other programs that the Sheriff requests special deputies to assist in.

What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy working out at the Kenton YMCA, I am a gun enthusiast, and I like to hunt and fish with my family.