About Me

    • Lived in Colorado since 1990 from Minneapolis originally.
    • Worked for the University of Florida, USA Swimming, the U.S. Olympic Committee,
      Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and USA Volleyball in communications.
    • Hiked fourteeners, competed in triathlons, ran a marathon, and biked a century.
    • Completed NaNoWriMo in 2007 (writing a novel — 50,000 words — in 30 days)
    • Travelled to 36 countries
    • Collected 30 Prince CDs
    • MET U.S. PRESIDENTS
      Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush
    • CONCERTS
      • Bob Dylan (’88) at Magness in Denver
      • Prince (’04) at First Avenue in Minneapolis
      • Johnny Cash (’92) at the House of Blues in Atlanta
      • B.B. King (’87), Buddy Guy (’05) and Etta James (’93) at Red Rocks
      • Bruce Springsteen (’99) at Invesco
      • Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Slippery Noodle in Indy
      • Willie Nelson at the Minnesota State Fair
      • Elvis Costello (’03), The Replacements at the Fillmore
      • Ani DiFranco at Colorado College’s Armstrong Hall
      • Queen (’00), J. Geils Band, Rod Stewart (’94), Tina Turner (’91),
        The Eagles (’98) and Billy Joel (’99) at the St. Paul Civic Center
      • Mavis Staples (’99) at White River State Park in Indy
      • James Taylor (’00) at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
      • Bo Diddley (’87) at a field in Gainesville, Fla.
        (Year indicates Rock Hall Induction Class)
    • MUSEUMS
      • Louvre, Musee d’Orsay in Paris
      • Hermitage in St. Petersburg
      • LACMA, Getty and Hammer in Los Angeles
      • National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
      • Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, The Guggenheim, Neue Galerie, American Museum of Natural History in NYC
      • National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery in London
      • Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry
      • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Franklin Institute
      • Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk in Amsterdam
      • Museu Picasso in Barcelona
      • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Science Museum of Minnesota
      • Kunsthaus Zurich
      • Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil in Rio de Janeiro
      • Mauritshuis in The Hague
      • Goteborg Museum of Art in Sweden
      • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland
      • MFA, MCA, Rothko Chapel, The Menil Collection in Houston
      • Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Pop Culture
      • Portland Art Museum
      • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas
      • Phoenix Art Museum
      • Indianapolis Museum of Art
      • Museum of Glass in Tacoma
      • Museo de la Revolucion in Havana
      • MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass.
      • Detroit Institute of Arts
      • The World of Coke in Atlanta
      • Denver Art Museum, Vance Kirkland Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, MCA Denver, History Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
    • WONDERS/MONUMENTS
        Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Mount Rushmore, Acropolis / Parthenon, Pantheon, Colosseum of Rome, Cristo Redentor, Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, CN Tower, Sears Tower, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Ford Theater, Congress Hall, Big Ben, Plymouth Rock, Sydney Opera House, and Niagara Falls
    • NATIONAL PARKS
      • Arches National Park
      • Canyonlands National Park
      • Grand Canyon National Park
      • Great Sand Dunes National Park
      • Arches National Park
      • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • WRITERS … book readings, lectures, etc.
    • COMEDIANS
      • Steve Martin
      • Jerry Seinfeld
      • Sam Kinison
      • Maria Bamford
      • Franken & Davis
      • Gary Gulman
      • Jake Johannsen
      • David Spade
      • Jay Leno
      • Martin Short
    • BOOKSTORES
      • Strand Books in New York City
      • Powell’s Books in Portland
      • Tattered Cover in Denver
      • Alias, Book Soup, Iliad Bookstore in Los Angeles
    • CHURCHES
      • St. Peter’s Basilica / Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
      • Westminster Abbey in London
      • Notre Dame in Paris
      • The Pantheon in Rome
      • La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
      • Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy
      • Duomo di Milano in Milan
      • Old North Church in Boston
      • Catedral Palma de Mallorca in Spain
      • Rothko Chapel in Houston
      • Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia
      • Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs
      • Grossmünster, Fraumünster in Zurich
      • Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
      • Chapel in the Rock in Sedona, Ariz.
    • HOMES
      • The White House, President’s home in Washington D.C.
      • Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
      • The Hemingway Home in Key West, Fla.
      • Anne Frank Huis, Rembrandt Huis in Amsterdam
      • The Paul Revere House in Boston, Mass.
      • Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Va.
      • Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tenn.
      • Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tenn.
    • OLYMPIC GAMES
      • Barcelona 1992
      • Atlanta 1996
      • Sydney 2000
      • Salt Lake City 2002
      • Athens 2004
      • Torino 2006
      • Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
      • Pan American Games, Havana, Cuba, 1991
      • Olympic Games, Barcelona, Spain, 1992
      • SC Worlds, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1993; World University Games, Buffalo, N.Y., 1993
      • World Championships, Rome, Italy, 1994; Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1994
      • SC Worlds, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1995; Pan Pacifics, Atlanta, Ga., 1995
      • Olympic Games, Atlanta, Ga., 1996
      • SC Worlds, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1997; Pan Pacifics, Fukuoka, Japan, 1997
      • World Championships, Perth, Australia, 1998; Goodwill Games, Long Island, N.Y., 1998
      • Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia, 2000
      • Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2003
      • Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002
      • Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 2004
      • Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy, 2006
      • NORCECA Championships, Vancouver, Canada, 2013; Club Worlds, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013
      • Indoor World Championships, Milan, Italy, 2014
      • Beach World Championships, Amsterdam/The Hague, The Netherlands, 2015
      • Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016
    • INTERVIEWS

      Michael Phelps, Karch Kiraly, Carl Lewis, Mia Hamm, Eric Heiden, Bonnie Blair, Bart Connor, Apolo Anton Ohno, Summer Sanders, Bruce Jenner, Jennie Finch, Michael Johnson, Kurt Angle, Matt Biondi, Michelle Kwan, Phil Mahre, Misty May, Carly Patterson, Mark Spitz, Billie Jean King, Paul Hamm, Rulon Gardner, Dara Torres, Mike Bantom, Venus Williams, Jonny Moseley, Natalie Coughlin, Vonetta Flowers, Gary Hall Jr., Jenny Thompson, Bode Miller, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Nastia Liukin, Emmitt Smith, Nadia Comaneci, Bela Karoli, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and more.

    I have a wife, Rosemary, and three kids (Carli, Gina, Sam) and live in Colorado Springs.

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