I’m a Flint/Flushing, MI native. My first real job at the age of 15 was at Foot Action at our local mall, and so began my love affair with shoes.
I went to school at The University of Michigan, where I played wide receiver for the Football Team from 2003-2007. I lived in New York for a year after college, and then moved back to Michigan where I began my career in finance and insurance consulting. I reconnected with the woman who would later become my wife in 2013, after an eight-year hiatus from our early college fling. I proposed to her on the 50 yard line of the Michigan Football Field in a pair of Ronnie Fieg Cherry Blossoms (she, in infrared Jordan 3s), and we married in July of ’16. We live in Chicago where we own a fitness facility, and we have an 2 year old daughter, Lola Elle.
My business partner has had a significant impact on my life, as well as in my understanding of this market and its volatility. We have been friends for several years, and he is the brains behind the numbers. A big thanks to him for always backing me and understanding how important the market is to our success.
Shoes will forever be a part of me; they are in my bones, my heart, my soul. The smell of the leather, the feel of a new set of laces, and the pristine stitching attracted me instantly, and it has somehow never gone away. You might say I’m completely obsessed, and though my wife might disagree, I still consider it healthy. This website is quite literally a combination of my blood, sweat, and tears, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, creating it.
I’d love to hear about your love of shoes if you’re willing to share your story with me. My non-profit, 360 Gives, is all about ensuring that no one is ever without shoes on their feet, and we accept gently used and new shoes for donations year-round. Contact us if you’d like to donate.
Thank you for shopping with us, and even just checking us out. You’ll never know how much I appreciate you sharing in my passion for kicks!