I live in the top rectangle of Texas with the most wonderful woman in the universe and three little stinkers who are 17, 15, and 12 years old. We've lived here for 20 years. 

I work for an entertainment company. I make things up and work with some fun people. My old business card has this for my title: Creative Boy, Evil Genius, Crime Fighter. Now it says Head of Innovation.

I fight crimes of mediocrity.

I've been to many places around the world. Here's the best lesson I've learned from traveling: everyone likes good food.

When in meetings, I fight against sports cliches by replacing them with cooking cliches. Who burnt the brownies! 

I have been on the Amarillo Adult Literacy board, Panhandle Twenty/20 board, the Discovery Center board, the Wildcat Bluff Nature Center board, and the Haven Health Clinic board. I am also a Amarillo City Traffic Commissioner. This does not mean I can run red lights.

I was also part of the inaugural Amarillo 101 class where a group of us learned the ins-and-outs of the city government and its operations. I learned that water is very scarce here, trash is very interesting, and people employed by the city work very hard to make sure we don't have to worry about either.

I have an undergrad and a master's degree from Texas A&M. I went to the University of Texas School of Law too, but I'm not a lawyer. I speak a little German, French, and Chinese. After years of study, I can finally say 你好 confidently. I also speak a little English.

I enjoy chess, riding my bicycle, doing magic tricks, and Aikido. I am no good at any of these.

I am a professional amateur.