Company: Vertical Software Inc.

Position: Marketing and Sales Specialist

Born: Oct. 17 in Peoria, IL.

Years with company/industry: 10.

Family: Wife, Sondra; daughters, Norah and Bailey.

Education: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Favorite hobbies/interests: Spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and exercising daily.

Favorite sport teams: Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Favorite vacation spots: We like to go somewhere new every year, but we always love a good beach.

Best mentors: My father, Stephen, showed me a great work ethic. My mother, Drinda, taught me how to be creative. My brother, Kurt, gives me life advice still to this day.

If I wasn’t in the grain industry, I would: Be in the movie industry.

Favorite quote: “There is no growth in the comfort zone.” -Jocko Willink

From the March/April 2023 Grain Journal

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