Thanks for stopping by to visit my personal blog! I am a dedicated personal archivist. I want to remember everything that happens throughout the course of my day-to-day life. I started blogging almost daily in college in 2003, and I continue doing so today! The blog used to be about drunken college antics and making very public mockeries of my friends, but as time has gone by, this blog is more centered around my life as a mid-30s father and husband now living in Austin.
I won’t give you my whole bio here, but basically I’m a farm boy from rural South Dakota. I felt like I was destined for big city life, and after graduating from Dakota State University in 2005, I headed to Minneapolis to start my exciting career in Marketing. I worked for 5.5 years for an optical media company called Microboards. Along the way I met Lauren Poulter and got married.
In 2011, we got fed up with the long harsh winters of Minnesota and decided to move somewhere warmer. We chose Austin somewhat randomly. I was able to get a job with Callaway Golf, and Lauren got a job with Whole Foods. In 2014 our son Johnny was born, and obviously life hasn’t been the same since!
While I continue to work in Marketing, my long-term dream is to own and operate a bar. I enjoy nothing more than spending my evenings at home on the couch in front of the TV with a craft brew in hand. When I’m not doing basically nothing, I do plenty of freelance design work on the side. In what little spare time I have left, I enjoy fantasy sports, karaoke, eating out, and traveling. I am a diehard Minnesota Twins fan. I never ever miss a game.
If you are interested in learning more, just read the blog archives! You’ll need a password for a lot of posts, which you can obtain by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org