FAST FACTS ABOUT US
⭐ We met each other while working at IHeart Radio in Phoenix.
⭐ We were Married in the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King wrote "THE SHINING" in Estes Park, Colorado (10 November 2012)
⭐ Together we Produced a local Television Show that aired on Ion Television in Phoenix, called "SOMEWHERE IN ARIZONA" (see IMDB)
⭐ We currently work for competing Broadcast Sports Networks (FOX Sports / AT&T Sportsnet)
⭐ Angela went to Permian High School in Odessa, TX Home of "Friday Night Lights" (Book/Film)
Our paths intersected in Phoenix, where we would discover, A lot can happen, somewhere in Arizona.
I arrived from South Carolina, a few years removed from a hard lifestyle as a Marine Corps Drill Instructor. She showed up from Dallas, looking for a new start. We were introduced while working at Clear Channel Radio, and later learned we were living in the same complex. She invited me over one night for some Imported Mexican Tequila, and homemade enchiladas. I made my way over with two movies, "The Shining", and "True Romance", letting her choose.
With an an ironic twist of fate, the very opening narration of TRUE ROMANCE, would foreshadow the very path we were about to embark upon.
Alabama: I had to come all the way from the highway and byways of Tallahassee, Florida to MotorCity, Detroit to find my true love. If you gave me a million years to ponder, I would never have guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together. And til this day, the events that followed all still seems like a distant dream. But the dream was real and was to change our lives forever. I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and things seemed to be getting so shitty. And he'd say, "that's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way too." That's the way romance is... Usually, that's the way it goes, but every once in awhile, it goes the other way too.
Today we live happily married in Houston, Texas, raising our son, Xander. We work hard, enjoying what working hard for provides us. Our long term goal is to run our own Production Company. As we push closer toward accomplishing that goal, we're not sacrificing the time and energy required to raising our child and being the best parents we can possibly be. Being a happy family is our number one priority.
"In our professional lives we have goals, dreams, and ambitions. We're a long way from where we want to be, but right now, we're exactly where we should be."
HOUSTON, TX (AUG 25-31, 2017) Hurricane Harvey hit, and the rain completely submerged the majority of our neighborhood along Cypress Creek. Homes 200 yards away were under water. Families were being evacuated by boats, Coast Guard, and National Guard. Our home sits on the highest point of the street, at 101.5 ft. above sea level. The projections for flooding, based on the charts, would reach 102 ft. above sea level. With that information, we determined that we would have damage, but our lives would not be in danger, and we decided the safest place for us was to stay in our home. We prepared our home for the flooding, taking all precautions, moving everything we needed to the second floor. We would ride this storm the best we could, and get through this event together, along with our 17 month old son, Xander.
I want to thank my wife, Angela. She trusted my decision. We had numerous options and several people offered help (thank you all) and she watched as families, children, pets were being rescued, and evacuated all day long and into the night. She watched as the power company came in and disconnected us from the grid, telling us 'The neighborhood would be under water by morning, we didn't need power anymore.' I tell you all, our decisions weren't easy ones. I wasn't being brave, stupid, or stubborn. I was making decisions based on the information we had, my experience with water survival, and the assessments of our surroundings. I kept telling Angela, "Those people in the boats, their homes are gone. Their lives are in danger. We're inconvenienced, but our lives aren't threatened. If ever there is a point where our lives are in danger, I promise you I'll get us out." She trusted and had faith in me. She stood by me, she remained strong, and we made it through the entire event together. That's a true life companion.
📷 Photos from our Home and neighborhood during Hurricane Harvey (August 2017)