Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Started his career as a territory sales rep for Michael's Finer Meats and Seafoods out of Columbus, Ohio in 1997. Was promoted to regional sales manager, overseeing Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville. Later became the Director of Sales for Michael's. With the purchase of Michael's by Chefs Warehouse He became the Director of Sales for CW Midwest. Most recently, He took a promotion to Center of the Plate Protein Director for Chefs Warehouse Midwest.