Hometown: Garrett, Ind.
Rank: Captain/Public Information Officer, Noblesville Fire Dept.
Years of service: 17
EMT or Paramedic: Paramedic for 20 years
Technical Rescue Team: “No, those guys are mentally not right.”
Dive Team: “Nah, I enjoy swimming, but I also enjoy coming up for my own air.”
Hazardous Materials Team: “Nope, I really don’t feel the need to be a walking glow stick.”
Activities/hobbies: Sports, coach baseball, travel, friends
What he did before NFD: “Graduated high school in 1990 thinking I wanted to become an architect. Designed two homes in high school that were eventually built, and yes, they’re still standing today. After graduation, I worked in a busy emergency room in Ft. Wayne ‘for a summer,’ fell in love with the medical field and ended up working there for seven years (so much for becoming an architect). Became a paramedic in 1996, where I worked in Ft. Wayne and Wabash County as a paramedic before coming to the Noblesville Fire Department in 1999.”