Category: Photos


Once a year we test the Chicago Transit Authority Train network. Out of our fleet of vehicles only one truck is able to navigate the combination of tunnels. grade, and extremely tight curves. It is such a surreal experience to be riding in a truck across a train network. Station after station would pass as…

Chicago Blizzard

On March 14th, 2017 Chicago was rocked with likely the only blizzard of the entire season. At least 6 inches of snow was dumped on Chicago right during rush hour. Lets just say it made commuting near impossible. My 35 daily drive turned from 45 minutes into an hour and a half. Ah the joys…

Union Pacific 4023

On a hill up in Omaha, Nebraska is a remnant on an old era, the era of steam locomotives.This particular engine is a Union Pacific Big Boy, one of only 25 ever produced for their namesake company. Only 8 of these amazing machines still exist in the world and 7 of those are on display.…

Wintrust Arena Progress

The new arena for DePaul and addition to the McCormick Place is coming along. Looking like it and the hotel will be completed and ready for business in Fall of 2017. Here is to hoping they bring in new restaurants and attractions to the South Loop/Motor Row area.

NLS Staff April 2016

This was the first (and potentially the only) opportunity I was granted to serve on staff for the National Leadership Seminar. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve with so many fantastic arrowmen and get the opportunity to change the lives of 40 participants in NLS that weekend.

North Carolina

Sometimes my adventures lead me to weird places. Boy Scouting led me to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… the one school that I want to beat in every sport at much as possible. One day maybe we will be redeemed for 2005…

Obama Farewell

Living near the McCormick place has its perks. I was able to get a ticket to see President Obama’s Farewell Address. While the event itself was a little disappointing due to the arrangement of the arena, I still appreciated being there in the moment. Thank you for the last 8 years. #ThanksObama

Chicago Skyline During World Series Run

The city was decked out in Blue and proclaiming “Go Cubs Go” during their run to the World Series. As a South Side White Sox Fan and marginal baseball fan, it was interesting to see, but not as life changing as it seemed to be for many in Chicago.