What is your favorite thing about working at ClearTrust?

The collaborative work environment. Everyone is team oriented and supportive.

What is your primary motivation to go to work every morning?

My work ethic, enjoyment from work and to support my family.

What are small things that make your day better?

A client or co-worker compliments you for your efforts or doing a good job.

What is your claim to fame?

I graduated with the most athletic letter(s) in my high school and was the first 8th grader to make varsity and letter in track.

What quirks do you have?

I am a germaphobe, ever since contracting food poising from dishes not being washed in hot water while at boy scout camp as a child.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I enjoy reading (holding) a book, newspaper, etc. I don’t enjoy electronic pleasure reading and prefer talking to texting.

What is special about where you grew up?

Hibbing, MN was built on top of the largest open pit iron ore mine in the world. They moved the entire town to mine the ore. It's home to Bob Dylan (Singer) and Kevin McHale (Basket Ball Star-Bostin Celtics)

Who inspires you?

My wife is constantly supporting and inspiring me.

What are some events in your life that made you who you are?

My grandfather lost his eye sight from an oil line bursting into his eyes while working on an oil tanker. My mother gave up a full ride scholarship to stay home and support the family as she was the oldest sibling. Seeing my mother’s sacrifice to help family made a big impact on me and taught me what is truly important in life is family.

What is one of my favorite smells?

Smelling Fresh Baked Pasties Fresh Out of The Oven – These northern meat pies were a staple for the miners from my home time where I grew up in northern Minnesota
Ingredients: ground beef of top sirloin, cubed  potatoes, onion, carrots, rutabagas (added flavor and the unmistakable aroma) all baked in a pie shell. This was a treat growing up.