After leaving Nicolet, I went to UW-Madison. College was fantastic; I really found myself there. Nicolet had prepared me well for school too. After working at the state capitol and as a camp counselor for a couple years after college, I moved to Chicago to go to Northwestern for law school. After that, I moved to the Twin Cities, where we have confusing street names like Nicollet (pronounced with a hard "t" -- it is very annoying for someone who went to Nicolet).
I met my wife at First Avenue, the club where Prince became famous. After having a rehearsal dinner at Miller Park, we were married at the War Memorial in Milwaukee and Honeymooned in French Polynesia in August 2003, -- all such fun. My wife, Kay, is from Oconomowoc. We live in a neat, 1923 bungalow in Minneapolis with our two boys, including Benjamin who is just six weeks old.
I'm a lawyer (thanks Mr. Kessler), generally representing businesses, particularly in products liability litigation. But I get the most satisfaction out of my pro bono work, which includes helping people discharge their student loans in bankruptcy and trying to get adequate compensation for the I-35W bridge collapse victims.
We try to travel, see movies and hear live music as much as possible, but our style has been a bit crimped with our two boys (it's worth it).
Well, I was just telling people about my two years in the Nicolet Magic Show. That was a ton of fun. I also remember Tom Reilly safely driving me home from a party at Ted Lookatch's, going to Monsters of Rock with a bunch of guys with mullets (me included), playing Bob Dole in a video with Aru and Anne, planning to direct the next great horror movie with Ari Dorros, and sneaking over to KFC with Drew Dallet for some Chicken Littles. Wish I had been less shy, but breaking out of my shell just made college all the better.