( webmaster )
- Born 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, I spent many days growing up on the
Great Lakes. As a kid the family moved to a house on the water near New
Baltimore, Michigan (Northern Anchor Bay). Taking many boat trips with my
parents and later on my own has made me appreciate what the Great Lakes
Region has to offer in both it's beauty and it's fury.
a married father of three, I now live near the same area and have began
to take more interest in the Nautical History of the region. The Midwest
Connection web site idea was sparked when looking through old
photographs and trying to plan a boat trip. With the help of my wife
Susan and brother Jeffrey we started to collect our photography. First
as a hobby the web site has grown to be more of a passion. It is very
rewarding to me when I see how many others share the same interest.
have a real mysterious feeling about them and I am always eager to go
out of the way to photograph them. I use a Digital Sony and various 35mm
cameras for my work. Most of my photography on the web site is digital.
other lifelong interest since being a kid has been Offshore Powerboat
Racing. Doing a web site at home for the St.
Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race along with one for the
Lakes Silver Cup Series as well, sparked my web site design interest.
Coupled with racing throughout the country with our
Offshore Racing Team, this allows me to photograph many different lighthouses and share the
experiences with others.
not racing or photographing lighthouses, harbors and ships, I also like
to scuba dive. My main occupation is as a design engineer for aircraft
and aerospace assembly tooling. In my spare time I work to put the
Midwest Connection web site together and am a member
of the: United Shipmasters Association, American Powerboat Association
and Blue Water Offshore Racing Association.