Tell us about yourself.
I am a Commercial Loan Officer at Evansville Teacher’s Federal Credit Union / Liberty Financial. I have been married 14 years to my wife, Robin. We have three daughters — Conleigh (14), Lanie Ann (12) and Isabeth (10).
What is it like being a dad to all girls?
It is humbling, to say the least. I’ve learned I am raising someone’s future mothers, wives, friends, and leaders. However, I want to model to them what a good father and husband looks like too. Unconditional love, being accessible, and being available to them are the most important things! With all the seriousness that comes with being a father, we do have a lot of fun and jokes!
Do you ever feel outnumbered?
Always! But, it is a good feeling. Though it may be a little tough work now, I know one day I will be really well taken care of.
Do you do anything special with your girls? Have a fun tradition?
We enjoy the outdoors and being very active. We all play golf together often and enjoy spending quality time together. I also take each girl out for special one-on-one time, which is a fun tradition for us.
What’s the hardest thing about being a dad to all girls?
Learning each of their individual communication styles. Each girl is respectively different in their own way. As a man/father, sometimes I believe we want an instant resolution to an issue or problem. Knowing exactly how to communicate with each of them helps. And with the teenage years here and around the corner, being able to adjust to their current needs is very important.
I love to see them being successful in the classroom and in their athletics. However, the most rewarding thing is to witness they are evolving into good human beings.
What parenting advice do you have?
Always be available and listen. I feel God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. Reassure your children it is all right to come to you no matter what the situation may be.
Funniest parenting moment?
One time, I was racing all three girls in the school parking lot when I fell to the ground, broke my glasses, ripped my dress pants, and skinned my knees. It was both hilarious and, once again, humbling!