1976-Born to two 25 year olds, a teacher and an accountant
who planned and dreamed about me.
1978-Moved to Tennessee when Dad was transferred.
1979-My sister was born.
1980-Transferred back to Ohio, I was within fifteen miles
of both sets of grandparents.
I took gymnastics, ice skating, and played soccer and T-ball.
1982-Began kindergarten. I took a trip to Colorado. Awed
by the mountains and AF Academy.
1984-Discovered why teachers were upset with me, for not
paying attention in class. Began gifted education classes. Once I acquired
this label, teachers treated me differently. Began CubScouts.
1985– Started a paper route I had it once a week for the
next five years.
1986-Received the science Olympiad for the highest grade
in my elementary school on a national science test. I entered my first tennis
tournament. Dad began working with me on my tennis game.
1987-Received the social studies Olympiad for the highest
social studies grade in my school on a national test. I began piano lessons
and trumpet lessons. My best friend, David moved to Oregon.
1988-Became a Christian, and rededicated my life at church
1989-Had a serious head injury at school during gym class,
and I found out just how much my parents loved me. It took me about a year
to fully recover. I never made the honor roll once during junior high.
1990-Won the intramural ping-pong championship in school
over approximately fifty students. Ran junior high track and was on the wrestling
team. Went to Mexico for a month on a student exchange. I had a lawn mowing
business for the summer.
1991-Made the principal’s list. Received the Top Scholar
Award. Went to Sweden for a month on a student exchange. Placed 14th on an
Ohio district math test in Algebra. I began a racquet stringing business with
my dad out of our home. Lettered reserve in tennis and wrestling.
1992-Lettered varsity in Tennis, and was named to the first
team all league and second team all area. Maintained a 4.0 GPA all year. We
hosted two boys from Japan for a week.
1993-T.E.A.M.S. (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics
and Science ) member and our group placed ninth out of fifty-six schools.
Clubhouse Ministry to Inner City Youth, New York City Mission trip, Inducted
into National Honor Society. Cross Country Team Named to second team all league.
Varsity Tennis. Co-captain. First team all league. Sectional and District
Doubles champ. State Qualifier in Doubles. Homecoming and Junior Prom. PSEO
classes at Wright State University I finished 8 quarter hours during the school
1994-Elected Senior Class Vice President. Cross Country Co-Captain.
Most Valuable Player Award,
Second Team all league. Summer Research Intern at Wright Patterson Air Force
Base, working under the tutelage of two Ph.D.’s.( References enclosed in application.)
Guest speaker in churches. Formed Christian Club at high school. PSEO student
at both University of Dayton and Edison State College. Completed eight semester
hours of college work.
1995-Graduated 5th of 200 from Tippecanoe High School. Received
Scholar Athlete Award, Full tuition ROTC scholarship to MIT. Spent the summer
in Germany @ Goerthe Institute in Dusseldorf Germany. Freshman year MIT. Campus
Crusade. Bible study leader.
1996– Sopomore year at MIT. Campus Crusade Bible Study leader.
Summer spent in Berlin, Germany with Campus Crusade @ Berlin Institute of
Technology. Westover Air Force Training.
1997– Junior Year at MIT. Campus Crusade Bible Study leader.
Summer spent in on campus working in Active Materials and Structures lab.
1998-Senior Year at MIT. Campus Crusade. Bible Study leader.
Summer spent in Berlin with Campus Crusade @ Berlin Institute of Technology.
Vice Commander of ROTC Unit. Member of MIT varsity Track Team. Met Chrissy
Sharp, a PT major at BU. Began dating in September. Took her on a Utah ski
trip with my family over Christmas.
1999-Became engaged May 16th to be married. Graduated from
MIT and was commissioned in the USAF as a second lieutenient in June. In July
was assigned to Sheppards AFB Wichitah Falls, TX. In October assigned to Hurlburt
AFB, Mary Esther, FL. Married November 20.
2000– Nominated for Officer of the Quarter. Chrissy and I
lead a Tuesday night Bible study in our home. Chrissy begins her career as
a PT at local hospital.