Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2017-18): 22
What you love most about working for the Griffins: Getting to know the players and coaches.
Favorite all-time Griffins players: Ryan Oulahen, Jakub Kindl, and Daniel Larsson.
Best thing about your job: The flexibility in the off-seaon to spend time camping with my grandchildren, daughter, and mother.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Spouse’s name/ when you were married: Kim and I were married in 1971.
Children: Ryan and Angie, and three grandchildren: Brooke, Jake and Trevor
Sports idol as a youth: Gary Hoogeboom, who was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
As a child you dreamed of becoming: A police officer.
First job: When I was 16, I worked in a nursing home.
Current dream job: I have my dream job!
Most memorable on-the-job mistake/ embarrassing moment: Haven’t had one yet—at least not that I can remember!
Favorite charities or causes: American Cancer Society
Most exciting/ unique thing that you’ve done or place that you’ve visited: White water rafting in Colorado.
Favorite foods: Mexican and Pizza
Favorite music artists: The Beatles and Elvis
Favorite sports movie: The Blindside
Favorite subject in elementary school: Math
Favorite spectator sports: Hockey of course, and anything the grandchildren are playing.
Favorite pro/ college sports teams (excluding the Griffins): The Detroit Red Wings
Favorite recreational activities/ hobbies: Camping