Lives in Oswego, Illinois
Joined Bickford in February 2021
Married to wife Abby for almost 20 years
Has two daughters, Evani (age 8) and Olivia (age 6 1/2)
Loves doing anything with family, especially arts and crafts projects
Owns about 5,000 records
What does it mean to you to lead with love?
I’m here to support you. I think my style is, ‘Hey, let’s enjoy what we do, but not at the expense of our residents.’ I use a lot of old sayings, like ‘Life’s too serious to be too serious.’ When we get a chance let’s have some fun. But I’m very repetitive when I’m passionate about something. One of them is dignity. I will coach on the spot if I see an approach that I know isn’t working. I want to keep the focus on the residents. That’s what attracted me to Bickford. The residents are always at the forefront. One thing that blew me away with Bickford was that there are no titles or last names on the name badges. No matter what your role is, at the end of the day we all go home as parents, brothers, sisters. That’s what we all have in common. Our residents could care less what your title is, they just want to know: Are you here for me?