There are a few things I’m proud of. Obviously, at the very top of my list, is family. They’re pretty awesome. I am lucky enough to have married my best friend, and we have five beautiful, healthy kids together. What more could any man ask for?

Kidney Donation

Watch videos of my adventure

Next on my list, would be my participation in a four-way kidney swap, which saved the lives of two people – a man who lived a couple streets away from me, and a nice lady in Fresno. I received much support and love from my hometown, as they shared in my adventure through posts and videos on Facebook and YouTube.

Founding Desert Pigs

Who would have known a single trip to pick up a dumped couch, would lead to a movement? Local heroes from Dayton, Carson City, Mound House, Stagecoach, Silver Springs, Fernley, and Reno have joined in the effort to rid our desert lands of illegal dump sites.

Our group grows daily, with over 1,200 members of our Facebook group, over 100 volunteers, and over 400 people donating to our registered 501c3 nonprofit.

Soon Desert Pigs will be in every town in Nevada.

Props from The Day jobs

Last, and certainly not least, when it comes to my livelihood: work awards.

I’ve won several statewide awards for newspaper design, both advertising and news layout.

After leaving the newspaper industry, I scored a few longevity and employee of the month/year awards at during my years at Calculated Industries.

Calculated Industries

  • Employee of the Quarter – 1st quarter, 2011
  • Employee of the Quarter – 3rd quarter, 2012
  • Employee of the Year – 2012

Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest:

  • 2001 – 1st Place: Best Spot Color Ad
  • 2002 – 1st Place: Best Spot Color Ad
  • 2004 – 3rd Place: Best Large Space Ad
  • 2004 – Honorable Mention: Best Black-and-White Ad
  • 2006 – 1st Place: Best Page One Design
  • 2006 – 2nd Place: Best Page Designer
  • 2007 – 2nd Place: Best Page One Design

Sierra Nevada Media Group:

  • Best Graphic Design Element of the Quarter – 4th Quarter 2004
  • Best Graphic Design Element of the Quarter – 1st Quarter 2007 Nevada Appeal
  • Best Page Design – September 2005
  • Best Page Design – November 2005
  • Best Page Design – March 2006