Born and raised in Baltimore, parkville (a suburb on the northeast side, just inside the beltway).
I Grew up as an avid outdoorsman. Hunted and fished all my life. Went to Virginia Tech and studied Wildlife Management. Was a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 12 years.
I desire only to do God’s will for my life. If priesthood is where God is calling me, I look forward to providing the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharist to the people of God since both Confession and Mass had such a huge impact on my life. Daily Mass and eucharistic adoration are the highlights of my day, and I thank God every time I’m able to experience Him and His grace through His priest in the confessional. I looks forward to studying theology and I love discussing the faith.
Favorite Saints: Francis of Assisi, Ignatius, Philip Neri, Terese of Liseux, Faustina Kowalska, Bl Teresa of Calcutta
Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Romans 8:28 “All things work for good for those who love God.” John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled, you have faith in God; have faith in me also.” James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you”.
Had a passion for the game since early childhood. I grew up watching the Orioles at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Each Easter my father got my and my 4 siblings Junior Orioles Season Tickets. I remember being in 1st grade in the Fall of 1983 and watching the O’s win the World Series on a small 6″ black & white tv on their kitchen counter. I remember falling asleep on summer nights as a kid listening to the O’s games on AM radio in his bottom bunk bed. I played 4 years of baseball at Loyola High School in Baltimore. I pitched, played middle infield and outfield.
Fav Active Player: Nick Markakis
Fav Pitcher: Nolan Ryan
Fav Hitter (childhood): Eddie Murray
Fav Hall of Fame Pitcher: Mordecai “3-Finger” Brown, Sandy Koufax, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson
Fav Hall of Famers: Hack Wilson, Rogers Hornsby, Hank Greenberg, Jimmie Foxx, Cobb, Mantle, Ruth, Gehrig
Fav to watch on the bases: Ricky Henderson
Fav Defensive Highlights: Brooks Robinson at 3rd
Fav Slugger to watch: Jose Canseco
Fav Oriole of all time: Joe Orsulak
Fav Faded-away Orioles: Sam Horn, Mickey Tettleton
Fav Unsung hero: Shoeless Joe Jackson