About Me

So now that you kind of know what Game7Dads is all about, let me tell you a little about me.

My name is Mark. I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my wife and our three awesome sons. The first thing you should know about me is that there is absolutely nothing about me that qualifies me to give anyone fathering “lessons.” My purpose is to share good advise from people who I feel are qualified and to offer some personal opinions and suggestions.

As I said, I have three wonderful sons, all of whom my wife and I adopted. We have two boys from Ethiopia, both adopted in 2010, and one from South Korea, adopted in 2006. The Lord has blessed us tremendously through our adoption journey.

I am a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University (go Hilltoppers!) with ┬áB.A.s in Psychology and History. I also have an Associates Design in Software Technology, which I’ve used to find gainful employment as a Software Designer here in the Nashville area.

As you may have already noticed, I am also a huge sports fan. I root for WKU, the University of Tennessee, the Tennessee Titans, the Miami Heat, the Nashville Predators, and the Cincinnati Reds. I have also recently been seen cheering for the Hoosiers, Racers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Mets, and 49ers.

I spend some of my free time as a casual video game player. I mostly play sports games and game where stuff blows up. My favorites include the NCAA Football series, Madden, NBA 2k, and I’ve recently discovered the awesomeness of the FIFA series.

I also enjoy R&B music, particularly the “old” stuff. My favorite bands include Guy, New Edition, Keith Sweat, and Ralph Tresvant. I also like other genres, and some other artists you may find on my iPod are The Doors, Alan Jackson, Aerosmith, Tchaikovsky, and Elvis.

Out of all the titles and roles I’ve given about myself — student, employee, sports fan — the three most important positions that I hold are those of husband, father, and son. I was given this vision of mentoring other fathers at a conference hosted by the organization Iron Sharpens Iron, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During that time, I was able to meet and be inspired by two outstanding men of God: Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering, and Dr. Dan Erickson, founder of People Matter Ministries. You will be hearing a lot more about and from these men as this vision expands.

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