Where were you born and raised?
My Wife (Laura), Daughter (Kate), and four cats (Skip, Rocky, Stella, and Hopkins) all live in Avon, OH. We rescued all four cats, one way or another. We love animals and I want a German Shepherd sometime in the future.
The Man in the Arena
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
Best piece of advice ever given?
My Dad gave me a lot of great advice, but he always told me that nothing in life worth having comes easy. If it was easy, everyone would have it.
What do you like to do outside of Patriot Surgical?
I love to be at home with my family, especially watching mindless TV with my Wife, putting my Daughter to bed, and waking her up in the morning before I leave for the office. Me and my Wife usually wake Kate up together, and it's the best part of our day. I also train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Hurricane Jiu Jitsu, and compete regularly. I love being a part of an athletic team. Our competition team is close...we help each other, push each other, and compete together. Beyond that, I have an amazing circle of friends that I like to spend time with when our schedules permit.
Why did you start Patriot Surgical?
I started Patriot Surgical for a few reasons, but mainly because I grew tired of working for other people. Although grateful for them and for the experiences they taught me, it was time to start my own business. I chose the name "Patriot Surgical" to show my respect to all of our Veterans who gave me the freedom to start a business. Without them, Patriot Surgical isn't possible.