Upset at the Chuck 'E' Cheese
shootings and violence in general, started anti-violence newspaper,
"Tomorrow's Leaders for Peace."
in World Youth Day, sung on stage for the Pope's visit to Colorado in front of 475,000 people!
Tore tendon in left ring finger during two-a-day
Traveled to Rome, Italy to sing for Pope John Paul
II with the John Paul II Youth Chorale.
Tendon replacement surgery, ring finger on left
Played lacrosse for first time in life
Emergency Appendectomy surgery
Awesome 16th Birthday party!
First lead in a high school musical,
played Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods.
Nominated most improved player, JV football
Family vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Traveled to New York and sung on Carnegie Hall stage
Vice President of National Honor Society
Awesome 18th birthday party
Visited Western State and Fort Lewis colleges,
thinking I might attend college there
Christmas Letter 1997 (Reflection on the events of 1997)
Appointed Senior Class Vice president
Became member of Thespian Troupe 4999
Visited Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.,
thinking I might attend college there
Along with James Laguana and Greg Treco, awarded EHS'
Top Male Vocalist award
Visited University of Northern Colorado, decided to attend
Awarded presidential pin from President Bill Clinton for over
1000 hours of community service in four years of high school.
CMEA conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Graduated High School
Traveled to Paris, France, for musical
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Moved into Harrison Hall, #343 North, and became a
freshman at the University of Northern Colorado
September (-Summer 1999)
Started "Worst Job Of My Life" - Campus catering. Job continued
through Summer 1999.
Christmas Letter 1998 (Reflection on the events of 1998)
September (-August 2000)
First real non-temp corporate job, worked at QwestDex as an Internet Advertising Consultant
Tore ACL tendon in right knee while skiing in
Christmas Letter 1999 (Reflection on the events of 1999)
Joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity as a founding father at UNC. Vice-President until time in
Germany, and again in fall 2001.
went to the Healing Arts Institute in Ft. Collins,
Colorado, to become certified in massage therapy
General Manager, UNC
Christmas Letter 2000 (Reflection on the events of 2000)
Visited Brittany in Phoenix, AZ
Attended CES Conference in Las Vegas, NV
Lived in Oldenburg, Germany, becoming
proficient in German and gaining a different perspective on my own life.
Started working at Lolly's Hallmark in Greeley.
2001 (Reflection on the events of 2001)
Met the beautiful Ms. Carrie Roll. She's great!!!
Graduated from the University of
Northern Colorado with a bachelors of arts degree in Human
Communication. Moved home to Aurora.
Traveled to China with
my parents and sister. Check out my
Pictures of China
Accepted a teaching position at Frontier Academy, in Greeley, Colorado.
(Yes, I actually voluntarily came back to Greeley. It's a nice
web designer for Frontier
Became the theater teacher for Frontier Academy.
(I discovered that I really enjoy teaching theater!)
2002 (Reflection on the events of 2002)
welcome home party for Carrie
Celebrated Mom receiving her Master's Degree
Started marketing Pre-Paid Legal Services.
Find out more about how
Prepaid Legal Plan
can help you and your family.
Started CallingAdvice.com to help people find out how to make
cheap phone calls locally,
nationally, and internationally.
Directed Frontier Academy's first-ever full stage show A Midsummer
to help people find information and help for legal issues.
Brian and Jamie's wedding
Carrie and I traveled to the Pre-Paid Legal Convention in Las Vegas,
travel on to California, and come back through the Grand Canyon! (See
August 31, 2003
Lost my good friend (and my cousin),
Megan McGrew, at the age
of 23. See her tribute
Started presenting to large groups of people on computer-related identity Theft, and Identity Theft
Carrie and I traveled to New Orleans for the PPLWorld Convention.
Met up with my good friend Jason while there.
November 20, 21, and 22
Directed performances of
Old Lace at Frontier Academy.
Pushed into making the difficult decision of not being able to teach
theater (due to budget limitations of the school). Decided to take
Pre-Paid Legal and the Internet business(es) full-time.
Read more about it in the Christmas
2003 (Reflection on the events of 2003)
(Caveat: February 20, 2007 - I realize I haven't updated this
page in 3 + years. So I started updating again.)
Pre-Paid Legal full-time, and continue attempting to build
revenue-generating web sites.
Launch Identity Theft Secrets to share my knowledge about
Phishing, Identity Theft,
and fraud. It becomes highly plagiarized and promoted.
Pre-Paid Legal Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Deanna's Birthday @ D&B's
With the end of my apartment contract in Greeley, I decide it's time to
purchase a home. In the mean-time, I decide to move back home with
my parents for a month or two while I attempt to figure it out.
Jun 1-Jun 5
Carrie takes me on a surprise trip to
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!
Jun 15-Jun 18
Travel to Nashville, TN, for Pre-Paid
Legal PPLWorld Conference. Hear Dr. Myles Monroe speak.
Brian, my older brother, discovers that the timing may be right for
he and Jamie (my sister-in-law) to move to Texas and build their home.
So, we talk about the possibility of my buying their home.
I buy and read an e-book by Joel Comm
called Adsense Secrets. Implementing some of the things Joel talks
about has a BIG impact on my Internet Marketing business. (I file
this under the category of "I wish I had known sooner", but thanks to
help from Carrie, I've come to file it in "Think of
all the future time you've saved".)
After looking at several (thousand) properties with Carrie's help, I
ultimately decide to purchase Brian and Jamie's house.
Move in to the new house
Carrie and I decide make the trek to
Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in the summer of 2006
(based on a miscommunication - actually a funny story)
Oct 3. 2004
Ride the last ride of the old steam engine (now replaced by stinky
Diesel) at the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Having been in my own house for
nearly two months, it is time for a
housewarming and Pumpkin Carving party
Based on entering a contest,
I win a free ticket to the Affiliate Summit. This event is a pivot
point for moving things forward in my online marketing. I meet amazing people
at this event, including Joel Comm and Dave Taylor.
Have a really huge idea that
I still haven't followed through on.
I start a web site for
our summer travel and Kilimanjaro climb,
Travel to Oklahoma City for
Pre-Paid Legal Convention.
Really realizing the expense of our trip, and knowing that our site is
receiving big traffic numbers and will for some time, I come up with the
idea that we could offset the cost of our climb by having sponsors for
our trip. We eventually pay for about $3500 of our trip with
Leave for 6 weeks of amazing travel. Read and watch it at
Summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Whoo-hoo!
Also, at the top of the mountain, propose to Ms. Carrie Roll. She says
July 4 - Return to the United States from Amsterdam.
Decide to start site where
Carrie and I can talk about everything we're doing, separately and as a
Back-to-back conventions in Las Vegas - first Pre-Paid Legal and then
the World Internet Summit. Both become absolutely amazing events
for a variety of reasons.
Begin developing vague ideas
around what will eventually become
officially launched February 22, 2007.
Travel to Destin, FL, for
wedding of Jason and Gina. I have known Jason since 7th grade,
and he is a great guy. He has an amazing company called
TotalProductivitySolutions. If you need something done on the
computer or programming-wise,
they are the people
you should call to get it done right.
Carrie and I spend Thanksgiving week in Texas with Brian and Jamie at
their new (and beautiful) home.
Read more about it in the
Christmas Letter 2006
2006 (Reflection on the events of 2006)
Last minute invite from my friend Dave Taylor creates one-day trip to
attend CES Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Really awesome (and very
short) trip to Vegas.
Return to Las Vegas for
Affiliate Summit. Speak at Round Table discussions.
Travel to Oklahoma City for Pre-Paid Legal Convention.