About the Author
I live in southwest Wisconsin, not far from the Baraboo Hills.
Hiking and exploring Wisconsin's state parks and wilderness areas, and working out (especially lifting things!) make for good times.
I was a teacher for 17 years. I'm now a personal fitness trainer and an "Olympic-style" weightlifting coach who runs a gym in his garage.
My wife, Tammy, and I have three kids -- Brian, Ben, and Abby. We also have a chubby old cat named Ringo, ex-stray kittens (now grown up) named Kitten and Oscar, and my son has a great big sweetheart of a dog named Rocky.