I grew up on the mean streets -- er, backroads -- of Warrick County, Indiana. My dream career was to be starting first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. But as a corner infielder who couldn't hit for power (in Little League), I knew my hopes for an Opening Day start at Busch Stadium were slim. I got into writing and journalism instead. Both are more exciting than baseball, anyway.
Whether on the baseball field or in the office, I work with others to make them better.
Reporting has never been more important than it is now. I've been doing it for 22 years.
I went back to school, while working full-time, to get a STEM degree.