A native of Northern California, he and his wife moved to Chicago in 1999 so that he could attend law school and she could attend medical school. There, they converted to Catholicism and were received into the Church by Cardinal Francis George on Easter 2000. After establishing a family, law and medical practices, they moved back to their California hometown in 2010.
Among the Quartermaster’s blessings: four amazing children — 3 boys, ages 12, 9, and 5; one wee blue-eyed pixie daughter, age 2 — a lovely and gracious wife of 16 happy years, the girl he knew since sixth grade — a vocation: to homeschool, to practice law, to serve his Church as a lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, catechist and RCIA leader.
In addition to orthodox Catholic joy, the Quartermaster also dispenses: pints — he brews hundreds of gallons of beer each year; wine — he is four years into his Syrah vineyard project; and provisions — he cures his own meats, makes pickles, bakes tarts, only uses charcoal and wood in his massive barbecue, grows basil and tomatoes for caprese, uses virgin pressed olive oil grown and pressed by the deacon of his parish, serves coffee grown by the San Lucas Toliman Guatemalan mission and wine made by the monks at the New Clairvaux monastery.