There are many hobbies/activities I enjoy. An obvious one is my passion for politics. I have been interested in how government works, and how it can be used to help people, ever since I took Political Science at York High School from Greg Adams. Since then I have been involved in many aspects of politics, at different levels.
One of my main leisure activities is biking, both indoors and outdoors. I work to push myself to go farther, faster, or longer each time. Another hobby I have is cooking. My wife and I enjoy trying new recipes and cuisines.
My biggest passion in life is working to fight human trafficking, however I can. My wife and I first found out about the issue in college through Tiny Hands International. Since then we have worked with various groups and organizations to do what we can, when we can. I've Got A Name is a non-profit working to combat the issue in Nebraska. As a Rotarian, we are working to fight the issue locally, but also around the world. I've been heavily involved with both groups. I am a member of the York County Human Trafficking Task Force. Human trafficking/slavery is the single greatest tragedy facing our society today. How can we, as human-beings, knowingly see this issue and not do everything in our power to find a cure. Whether that's around the world, in Nebraska, or even in York County. The issue is around us, and it needs to stop.
I am currently serving on the York library's foundation board. My wife and I feel strongly that the library is a vital part of our community, and I want to help see it thrive.