A proud Hoosier from Indiana, I came to South Carolina after college to work at The Herald in Rock Hill, and a young reporter named Susan caught my attention. She broke her rule against dating co-workers, and we soon found we wanted to be together all the time.
We took our first trip together to Charleston and loved it. On a return trip three years later, I made my “surprise” proposal at Charleston’s Waterfront Park, and as we started our marriage, we moved to the Lowcountry for good, settling on the Isle of Palms.
In the past, we teamed up on everything from fires and floods to in-depth feature stories. These days, Susan typically helps me at weddings with equipment, organizing group photos and taking a few ceremony shots. We appreciate the extra time together, even if we are working hard. With three kids, we often find it’s the closest thing we have to “Date Night.”
We still love the Lowcountry and enjoy being involved in our children’s activities, our church and the community. True to my Indiana roots, one of my favorite activities is coaching basketball, and our favorite causes include Water Missions International, Lowcountry Food Bank, Operation Home, Crisis Ministries, Girl Souts, Goodwill Industries, HALOS, Charleston Animal Society and Komen for the Cure. Our family and friends have raised more than $1,500 for Special Olympics at our annual hot chocolate stand during the New Year's Day Polar Plunge on Sullivan's Island.