When Danny (now known as Dan) approached me with his idea of honoring his big brother, mentor and best friend, I was blown away on many levels. First, his energy, and focus were so intense it was contagious. He had big honorable goals, and I knew he would achieve them. Second, Andrew’s story was so sad but so common. An incredible young man with such a bright future left unfulfilled. Andrew’s desire to pay it forward and help others even in his death, was inspiring. Also, I had lost a brother to cancer, so the mission hit close to home.
I am a lifelong resident of the southwest suburbs. Happily married to Lynn. We have 3 wonderful and healthy kids. Now all grown and on their own. On the professional side, I have been in mortgage banking my entire career. Throughout the years I have always found time to give back to worthwhile causes. I have been involved in youth sports, community events, and nonprofits. In addition to W4E I am on the Executive Board of HFS Chicago Scholars.