Jay is a man of many talents and many names. This has led to some confusion as people tend to know him by different names. To some he is Jay, to others he is Mike, and I am sure that there are a few names for him that are unsuitable for print (he was a trucker at one point after all). No matter what you call him, there is no denying that he is a great man.

He works in the mining industry at Minntac. A devoted family man, he spends as much spare time as he can with his wife and kids. He wants to give them every possible opportunity and therefore they are involved in so many activities. Not only do the kids participate, but so does he, often taking up coaching positions or volunteering to make the most of everything. He can often be heard saying: "As long as the kids are happy; I'm happy." To say he is in love with his family is putting it mildly; he's quite smitten, a feeling that is mutual.

He coaches both tee-ball and little league (and is a little league board member). He is the proudest dad ever at hockey, gymnastics, soccer, and baseball. He volunteers with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), as a school party helper (even going so far as taking vacation time to attend the party), and for the United Way Ride the Range. Always a vocal supporter of local business and the community, he does what he can to help both thrive. He's a member of the Harley Owners Group (H. O. G.) and the Patriot Guard.

The first year that he coached Harley in the minis (baseball), their team consisted mostly of fresh young players and they lost all but one game. The kids had tried their hardest, and he wanted to reward that effort, so out of his own pocket he purchased trophies and had each trophy engraved with the receiving child's name.

Last year was the first year that tee-ball was offered in Virginia, and it was thanks in no small part to Jay's spearheading the program. He pushed the issue, insisting that it would benefit the kids as they transitioned into baseball to have the activity offered locally. There was a huge turn out, with 6 teams being formed of eager players. Just a few weeks ago (during the current tee-ball season) while coaching Hailey's team, one of the kids got hurt playing. He can't stand seeing a kid unhappy, and so he purchased a giant Mr. Freeze icy treat from the concession stand for each kid on both teams.

He is also not the sort of man who does things to get in the limelight. He does what he thinks is right because it is the right thing to do. He often pays in secret for meals for veterans. He swears the servers to secrecy and slips out without anyone the wiser.

This man is many things, and we are proud that he is ours.

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