Born and raised in New York City (living there for 39 years), in 1999 he began working in publishing at the bottom step for Harris Publications. He worked his way up to earn the title Editor-In-Chief. He currently holds the same title at Athlon Outdoors. He holds a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and is fluent in Lithuanian. He is an avid gun collector, fan of bourbons and cigars, and enjoys fishing. Wanting a quieter way of life, he currently resides in Michigan with his lovely wife, where he gets to shoot in his backyard.