I am a product of a unique environment. My Father, Iowa’s native son and technical writing guru at Lockheed Martin, and my Mother, an Italian New York originating Kundalini yoga instructor, are a match made in Heaven. Their love translated into a stupendous childhood for me and my sister. Born in Winter Park, FL (and raised in Maitland, FL), I was lucky enough to have a culturally diverse upbringing. I spent my childhood summers alternating between Disney, Church Camp, Soccer Camp, Kundalini yoga classes, and traveling to across the United States and Europe. Though, being from Florida, one can’t escape the wonderful beaches.

I met my wonderful wife back in 2004 and we were married in 2008. We welcomed our first child, Liam, on July 4th, 2013 and are expecting another addition in August of 2016!

After completing my Bachelors (2007) and Doctorate (2015) at the University of Central Florida, I'm currently enjoying the small-college town life in West Lafayette, Indiana at Purdue University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.