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It all started when...

I was a fat baby.  I was a happy kid.  

I grew up on a family farm in Warsaw, Indiana that was named Lone Acres Farm.  In fact, that same Lone Acres Farm is the homestead where my Grandmother, Valda Vere Fruit, grew up.  She was even married to my Grandfather, Charlie Collier, in front of the fireplace in the living room. 

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Family is the most important piece of the puzzle in figuring out who I am- you have to follow where I came from to see where I am going.

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I am an architect. 

I am a husband.

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I'm a uncle, brother, son, grandson, and nephew... ...so many hats to wear. 

It's a good thing that I really love hats.