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Height:  6' 2 Weight:  205 lbs. Alumni Status:  Class of 2002 (Stanford Hall)
Location:  Charlotte Favorite Baseball Team:  Detroit Tigers
Natural Enemies:  Paul Krugman

Athletic Ability: Decent athlete in my younger days, but my main athletic activities these days are confined to the golf course, running for exercise or chasing my daughter around the house.

Sartorial Style: At work, I have grown to prefer button-down shirts, khakis and a blazer. I try to avoid wearing a tie whenever possible. At home, I am very casual...Rainbow sandals, jeans/basketball shorts, t-shirts that may or may not have paint on them.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: I am a beer drinker. My favorite beer is Magic Hat #9. I also very much enjoy Franziskaner. I usually have a couple beers at night, although I'm trying to cut back on that of late.

Political Philosophy: I am very conservative in my political and social views.

Religious Philosophy: Roman Catholic. Our family were pretty lax Catholics growing up, but it has become a much bigger part of my life since I went to ND. I'm now an every Sunday, all holy days and as much as I can during the week mass-goer. Trying to find more time in my weekly schedule for my prayer life, but it has been a challenge of late.

Musical Favorites: U2. Pat Green. Counting Crows. David Gray. Mat Kearney. Lifehouse. REM. Jimmy Buffett. Barenaked Ladies. The Beatles. Ben Folds. Billy Joel. Bob Dylan. Springsteen. Coldplay. DMB. Garth Brooks. George Strait. Guster. Jack Johnson. Joe Purdy. Paul Simon.

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: "You gotta believe. This school was founded on faith and on belief. Last week, I told you how when Notre Dame burned down, Father Sorin said the mistake we made was that we didn't build it big enough. Everything here at Notre Dame has been done on faith and on a commitment to excellence...a commitment to each other. At the luncheon yesterday, I was asked what Notre Dame meant to me. One, it means religion. Two, it means family, where people care about you...not just because you win or because things go well, but they genuinely care. Three, it means commitment...a set of standards." --Lou Holtz

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