Bio: Father of four and husband. I grew up in Salamanca, NY and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Accounting from SUNY Fredonia. I'm a little north of 40 and an unapologetic product of the 80's. Faith: A follower of Christ, I believe in being active within the Body and serve as our local church treasurer and on the board. Biblical studies, especially digging into the Hebrew and Greek texts, are a treasured pursuit. Tech: An avowed techie, I enjoy anything relating to computers and mobile devices / gadgets.. iPhone owner. Community: I'm very active in our local Little League program. Besides assisting in running tournaments, I enjoy being the guy that nobody loves: the umpire. History: I have a keen interest in the American Revolutionary War and the nation's Founding, along with history in general. Currently president of our local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, I've tied this interest to another hobby of mine, genealogy. Sports: I've grown up watching my beloved Yankees and the hometown Bills and Sabres. I attend all the Bills home games, suffering through the last decade of futility that began with the infamous Music City Miracle forward lateral! Sherlockian: A boyhood obsession with the Sherlock Holmes stories has been rekindled as an adult. I love Sherlockian scholarship and am a proud member of the local Holmes society: An Irish Secret Society at Buffalo. Espresso: Coffee is one of my true passions. Everything about the "bean" fascinates me: the story behind the growing process, the brewing methods, and the people. For me, espresso is where it's at, and I am the designated home barista for the neighborhood. With my trusty Rancilio Rocky and Silvia setup, I'm able to replicate (if I'm lucky) some of the results from even the better cafes I frequent when out of town. I've branched out to the Kalita Wave pourover system to produce fantastic cups of coffee. Physics: I love to read articles and books that touch on the expanding understanding of our world through physics. I like to follow today's theoretical advances to see if they will be experimentally verified. The ability to deeply understand the universe we inhabit is one of the greatest gifts we have been given.