I'm an Ohio native born in 1975, and I'm married to a wonderful (and tolerant) wife, with whom I have 3 beautiful children. Here's a pic of the family from Christmas:
I've known my wife since we were 4 years old. We went to preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and a small-town high school together. We did go to different colleges though -- she to pursue an Education degree, and I to pursue Computer Science and English degrees.
Here's a picture of us together in the hallway at preschool (circa 1979):
After college, my wife became an elementary school teacher at a local school, and I started a career in the software development industry. Once we had kids, my wife stayed at home to give them the best possible upbringing. She's an avid crafter, and has a store on Etsy ( http://www.MysticMoor.com
). You should go check it out and buy stuff for your kids.
My life is very blessed. I have an engaging job, a very close and loving family, and I'm thankful for every day of my life.
Not surprisingly, I love gaming of all kinds. I'm a hobbyist game designer by nature. I love tinkering around with ideas as much as I do playing games. I still have a vague dream of getting something published, but doesn't everyone on this site?
I'm also a pretty friendly guy. Send me a GeekMail about anything. Really! I love chatting with my friends from BoardGameGeek.