I had always been a fan of Star Wars, but this was a group that took that love and passion and made it real. The 501st Legion does so many amazing things with so many charities. That, combined with screen-accurate costumes made the decision to join easy. I completed my first Stormtrooper armor and became an active member in 2001. Now over 17 years I have been in four different garrisons and served on the Legion command staff and my local garrison's command staff.
My latest move has brought me to Pocatello, Idaho, where I am a member of the Timberline Garrison and continue to serve as an active member. I come home to my beautiful wife Rebecca and daughter Maddison, who put up with all my Star Wars stuff daily and support me always.