I was born in Germany on a U.S. military base. We moved back to the Toledo area when I was a kid, and since then I’ve always considered Ohio home.
One of my first jobs while attending Lake High School was with a moving company. After working there for a short time, I realized our community needed a high-quality moving company, so I started my own while taking business classes at Owens Community College. After a few successful years, I sold my first company and founded MVM Moving.
Since then, I have been focused on taking care of my customers and building a solid reputation in the industry. As a small business owner I don’t get much downtime, but when I do I always spend it outdoors, fishing on Lake Erie or with my friends and family.
I was born in Toledo and have lived in the area my entire life. I came to MVM Moving in 2014 initially to help create some new marketing materials. I was quickly offered and accepted an opportunity overseeing company-wide marketing, advertising, accounting, and technology projects.
Stop by one of our four offices on a weekday and you’ll typically find me making sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors, especially spending summers out on the water, traveling across the U.S. and Europe, and hanging out with my family and friends.
As a local Toledo guy, I started my career in construction, but quickly found out it wasn’t for me. An old acquaintance, Tony Fox, recommended I interview for a position with MVM Moving. Turns out that interview was a major turning point in my life.
After working in the Toledo office for about a year, I was offered the general manager position at our Columbus branch. My pups and I headed to the Columbus area in 2017. Working as general manager has been an exciting and rewarding experience. I have truly found my niche in a company full of hardworking and dedicated people who do great work.
I started working at MVM Moving in 2012, eager to work and help build the company from day one. I’ve held a variety of positions, like driver, CSR, and in-home estimator. My years of experience as a mover and in these other positions has helped me serve MVM Moving clients better, and will come in handy every day as I take on the role of general manager of our Fort Wayne, Indiana, location.
I am a newlywed with a young son who is my pride and joy. He inspired me to work even harder to provide a great life for him. In my spare time I enjoy family time, fishing and working with my hands.
I stumbled into my career at MVM Moving, but from my first day on the job — one of the hottest August days I can ever remember — I knew it was the right one for me. I’ve always believed having a good attitude and strong work ethic will carry you far in life, no matter what line of work.
Over the years I’ve held many jobs at MVM Moving, including laborer and driver. As labor supervisor, I personally train each new hire to ensure they are physically and mentally strong enough to support our clients and other team members. I also take pride in building strong relationships with our customers. I call each one for feedback after a move is over. No matter my job, the best feeling has always been having satisfied customers.
I’ve spent my career working with local Toledo businesses in their accounting and human resource departments. I was brought onto the MVM Moving team in 2017 to fill a new role in human resources, but I have quickly found myself interacting with clients in addition to fulfilling my daily tasks.
Having grown up in the Toledo area, my interests reflect the natural surroundings and I frequently find myself camping, kayaking with my kids, or enjoying Lake Erie or one of the many parks in the area.
Today, I’m MVM Moving’s Chief Operating Officer, but I started just like most of the guys on our crew. When I joined the team, I was working part-time alongside Tony doing moves. Eventually, I transitioned into full-time work and was later promoted to a management position, doing most of the estimates and scheduling.
Before joining MVM Moving, I had a 14-year career as a firefighter/EMT near where I grew up in Northwest Ohio. After a hard day’s work, I’m always happy to come home to my wife, Amanda, and our children Wesley and Madison. In my spare time, I like to go camping, boating, hang out with friends or take a ride on my motorcycle.