I am impressed that you've made it this far.
I grew up in northeast Ohio becoming interested in aviation, video gaming, and computers in general. From junior high onwards I knew I wanted to be an airline pilot, and set my goals accordingly. Despite a few choices, I wound up attending Kent State University for the aeronautics department. The college was great; I made many new friends and I earned the rest of my ratings quickly, winning an internship with American Airlines in 2006 and returning to Kent as a flight instructor for a year and a half. At the end of 2007 I finally had enough qualifications to apply for an airline job with American Eagle Airlines, the regional carrier for American Airlines. Thanks to all my hard work over many years I was highly successful and am now employed as a first officer on the ATR-72 aircraft based in Dallas, Tx.
I live in Dallas now with my wonderful girlfriend Alison. We met at my summer amusement park job, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure / Geauga Lake. Found out we both went to KSU and really hit it off from there. She is the greatest person in my world now, and I am totally lucky to have her with me halfway across the country from where we started.