Who We Are
A Little Bit About Us
Dianna and I got married in 1971 and have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. My wife got the dream of her life and that was to be a full-time Mom and Nana and she is exceptional at both.
I spent time in Vietnam (1968-70) and had a Top Secret clearance with the US Navy. I met my wife while attending college. I was fortunate to work as a CPA after college and went on to co-found a company called Direct Focus in 1985 which manufactured and marketed the Bowflex Exercise Equipment line. We eventually purchased Nautilus and Stairmaster and the company now trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NLS). Post 9/11 I was sponsored by the NSA to get my Top Secret Clearance back to help with a project critical to our national security and work with Boeing, Booz Allen, Raytheon and Computer Science Corporation. That project is still Top Secret to this day.
But cancer doesn’t care.
Cancer doesn’t care who you are or what you’ve accomplished. It’s an indiscriminate, heartless disease, as are any debilitating or potentially deadly diseases that choose their targets. And my family, like so many others, has come face-to-face with cancer.
We can’t cure cancer. But we can take personal, professional experiences and our resources, to help make a difference in the lives of others, fighting their personal battles. I can’t imagine a greater reward than helping people in their greatest time of need and I am grateful for each person who helps Chapters achieve this incredible and humbling mission.
To learn more about my background, please visit my LinkedIn profile.