Born and raised in Northern Iowa, I became a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning 10 years ago. I was raised on football but quickly adopted hockey as my number one. In the last 10 years, I've came to know and love hockey for everything it's worth. I've followed the Lightning ever since, no matter what our record is at the end of the season. Not only do I follow the NHL, I keep a close eye on the AHL and support our Syracuse Crunch. I have season tickets to our local NA3HL hockey team and occasionally attend a USHL game or two a season. Besides spending my time involved in hockey, I have a family that I love spending time with. During the weekdays, I homeschool my 7 year old daughter and during the weekends we spend our time together doing various activities.