I was able to corner him and ask him a few questions this week:
1. Where are you from? Raised?
I was born and raised in a small town about an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA. called Uniontown. Lived there till I was 26yrs old, and moved to Columbus, Ohio. Where I currently live.
2. When did you start lifting weights/ body building?
I always hated how skinny I was, and I have always been interested in bodybuilding. I didn’t get serious about it till I went to the Fire Academy and realized I needed some more size and strength. That was in 2008. So I’ve been VERY serious and put on 35lbs of muscle since 2009 when I graduated the academy.
3. When was you first modeling shoot? And with what photographer?
I don’t remember the name of the photographer, but right before I went into the fire academy, I did a legit shoot for a calendar that was to be used to raise funds for a acting house. The project fell through completely, calendar was never done but it got me interested.
4. What is your age/height/weight/etc…all your stats.
I’m 34, 6’1, and I stay around 185lbs. When I dropped water to get ripped up for RT in LA, I was down to 178lbs because I dropped so much water and carbs. But the ladies enjoyed the mid-section! I’ve worked hard to get that V shaped back. 31” waist, 44” at the shoulders. Any other stat’s you want??? HEHE
5. What do you do for fun?
I am a very simple guy when it comes to fun..I am content to sit on the tailgate of my truck at the rivers edge and relax. I grew up only about 500 yards from a large river in Southwestern PA. But I love muscle cars, and enjoy going to drag races at my local track. Also love to travel, and I will see Ireland before I get to old to walk around. But I absolutely LOVE to play with my son and watch him laugh and grow. Also love acting, have been on the stage quite a few times.
6. What is your favorite meal? (spaghetti, tacos, lasagna)
Favorite meal is a great cooked 16oz New York Strip steak and lasagna.
7. Are you married/girlfriend?
8. Most embarrassing date ever?
Embarrassing date has to be because of the way one ended once. Now, I’m a wonderful kisser, and LOVE to kiss. But that wasn’t always the case. FINALLY asked this very pretty girl out when I was barely in 11th grade in HS and when it was over, went to kiss her goodnight and banged teeth so hard I had a fat lip…she never went out with me again. Yep, I was the dork who was scared to death to kiss.
9. What is your 5 yr plan? Where do you see yourself in the future?
Well, I’ve made GREAT connections in the cover model industry and film industry because of RT and the great folks involved with it. So in 5yrs I see myself on MANY of your covers and trailers. As well as other avenues of modeling that will open up to me.
10. Something no one knows about you?
Well, to be honest…something that none of YOU ladies and such know about me is that I’m a huge geek. I currently work in IT for the last 15yr’s and I have a special place in my heart for Star Wars, and Dungeons & Dragons. Yep, that’s right, pen and paper and roll the dice and all….it’s a great way to “act” a great story, when you have a great Dungeon Master with a great story to tell. Yes ladies, I’m a geek!