After Heartland, I went to Evangel University in Springfield, MO, for 2 semesters. While I learned some things and met some new friends, I believe that the primary reason the Lord sent me to Evangel was in order to find my wife. I met Allison, the very first day in my very first class. When I quit school after the first year, it was for her that I moved back 9 months later. I had found a love of farming at Lamppost Farm in Columbiana during those months, and used that experience to get an internship at an urban farm in downtown Springfield.
After a year engagement in Springfield, during which I worked at the farm and Allison finished her Psychology degree, we were married and moved back here to Columbiana. We had already decided to open a coffee shop to provide a place for our community to gather. The process was long, and we did the majority of the work ourselves. After 10 months and the birth of our first baby Aden Rye, we are open and happy to bring people together for coffee at our Generations Cafe.
My current plans for the future include more kids (best things in the world) and more coffee (hopefully with better and better skill).