Earlier

Stuff that happened to me prior to 2005

Sept

2004

Inspired Teens

I was hired as Youth Pastor for Community Church. The youth group is called Inspired Teens (IT). Fun times.

Inspired Teens

This was my most fulfulling job ever. Our purpose was to communicate the Gospel, connect as Christians, counsel each other, care for the community, and celebrate Christ. Our theme verse:

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
— 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)

Oct

2003

Laid off! :(

About 100 of us "left KC to pursue other career opportunities," heh. It was a sad day, really. I felt really bad for all the others who were let go as well. I had planned to leave KC next year to pursue seminary, but it seems God moved the timing up on me. How dare He! I received a severance package, so that was good, but it would have been nice to leave on my own terms. I never got to say goodbye to many of my close colleages. Another major chapter in my life closes, but a new one begins!

Apr

2001

Mojo

Mojo cowMojo is born. She is a cute, mixed breed (which is a nice term for mutt), medium-haired calico. She is named after the evil villian Mojo Jojo in the cartoon series, The PowerPuff Girls. And she has taken over the house and bosses Samson and me around. Both of us hate her. That fat cow.

 

Aug 23

1999

Samson

Samson-pieSamson is born. He is an absolutely adorable, showcat-quality, blue-point Himalayan. He is named after the Biblical character Samson because of his long hair. He’s about as stupid as the Biblical Samson as well, so the name is appropriate on more than one level. But I love him nonetheless.

 

Aug

1994

Yes, We Make Diapers. And Feminine Hygiene Products.

Started work for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Curious what I did? If you have a hard time sleeping at night, here is my résumé. I flew to many international locations, and I am very grateful for the experiences KC afforded me. Some of the places I went to: London, England; Paris, France; Seoul/Taejon, South Korea; Ramos Arizpe, Mexico; Flint, Wales; Amsterdam, Holland; and Mainz, Germany. Oh, and I helped make HUGGIES® diapers and wet wipes. Yes, a glorious job. Ahem.

Here is a publicity shot from a photo shoot for our recruiting brochure (all the girls tell me I look hot in this picture):

Me

May

1994

Badgers? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badgers!

Graduated from University of Wisconsin—Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Yee haw.

I was involved with InterVersity Christian Fellowship and a part of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. I also did several internships with The Dow Chemical Company while a student, where I met Joe Winter, my best friend. Good times.

But now it’s time to make some money. Seriously.

June

1989

Thunderbirds

Graduated from Lakota High School. West Chester, Ohio. My parents still live there. Here is a random picture of them in the Bahamas:

Nov

1971

Birth

Yup, born. Bethlehem/Allentown, Pennsylvania. I actually looked cute. See for yourself:

   

 

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