[BIBLE] I have had my Bible since I was in high school, and it is one of my most valued possessions. I almost thought I lost it on the road once, but, fortunately, it was found and shipped back to me. Whew…that would have been a major bummer! (By the way, my favorite verse is Psalm 37:4.)
[FAMILY] My family has always been there for me and has endured countless days on the road with me just so that we could stay together. Thanks, Shannon and Caleb! I love you both!
[SOCCER] I began playing soccer when I was 5 years old, and it played a major role in my life (including numerous injuries) until only the past few years. I spent countless hours in practice and games and eventually found myself playing soccer in college on a full-ride scholarship. It was there that I eventually met the band and left both my soccer career and college attendance to begin touring full time.
[AUTOMOBILES] I am just a fan of cars…particularly European cars. My favorites would have to include BMW, Land Rover (especially Range Rovers and Defenders) and Ferrari (some of the most beautiful and expensive cars in the world).
[SKIING/SNOWBOARDING] I have been skiing since I was 5 years old, and I started snowboarding around the age of 13. These are my favorite winter activities. I ride at Mt. Hood, the closest mountain to where I live, as often as I can. I love big mountain riding, and it is my dream to someday heli-ski in Alaska.
[GRILLING A STEAK DINNER IN MY BACKYARD AND FINISHING THE MEAL WITH HOMEMADE CHEESECAKE] A summer evening in Oregon is by itself a thing of beauty, but when it is topped off with great food, it is nothing short of perfection! I love steak, and I love cheesecake. My grandmother began making a homemade apricot cheesecake that is my absolute favorite. It sounds weird, but I swear to you that it is the very best. I plan to pass this recipe on, as Caleb has already taken a liking to it. Maybe that’s because he likes anything with sugar in it.
[WAKEBOARDING] This is my favorite summer activity. I live a few minutes from the Willamette River, and it is an epic place to ride. My wife, band and management all insist that I wear the helmet because of too many concussions and a ruptured eardrum. Who knew water could mess you up so bad?!