Back Ground

Several years ago I decided to make a career change. I had been roofing in Phoenix AZ for many years and did not feel like I was fulfilling my destiny. I decided to go back to school and become a nurse. And so with my wife Kendra by my side I embarked on a remarkable journey , a journey of changes foreseen and unforeseen. When I began my schooling, nurses in Phoenix were in very high demand, hospital census was high, and sign on bonuses were the norm. Not so when I graduated. So after three months of fruitless searching in AZ, Kendra and I began to research compact states, and decided to apply at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City South Dakota, where I was eventually hired. The result of this hire was the unforeseen change, we had talked of moving to another area after graduation but did not imagine SD would be where we would end up. However, we fell in love with the area on first arrival. The Black hills essentially began right in town, Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, the Badlands, Hot Springs, Sturgis, and Mount Rushmore are all just a few miles away. Also, we are fortunate to have a congregation of 70 in Gillette Wyoming, which is only 150 miles west of us.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m our little man was born.
9lbs. 14oz. 20 and 1/4 in. long.
The kids are all super excited to see baby so we will all go to the hospital today. In the meantime we will hold down the fort and let Kendra have peace and quite.
Thanks to Jannelle and Suzie for rushing here on short notice from Gillette, WY, it sure took a load off our shoulders knowing that friends were willing and available to help.


  1. Congratulations!!!! What do you know.. your help goes home & baby comes! He sure is cute!! Glad Janelle & Suzie where able to come help out! Definently looks like one of your kids!!

  2. oh .. that message was from me.... lori

  3. Congratulations on your healthy boy! I hope all continues to go well.

  4. Congratulations!!! What a sweet little guy!