Growing up in Alaska has molded me into the man I am today. Fishing, hunting and football is what we value most up here. I love my home in the frozen north but I am excited to spread my wings and play ball down in the lower 48 ( what we call the rest of the US). I grew up with strong family values, as one of five kids I learned that family is everything. I have always known that my mom is my biggest fan and hope that one day I get the chance to wave at the camera and say "hi mom," because that will gain me huge bonus points.