Jack began calling while serving as a member of the US Air Force. During a 1982 assignment in Okinawa, he launched his calling
career with two local clubs. Upon moving to Dayton, Ohio
in 1983, Jack called regularly for an Advanced and three Plus clubs. It was in Ohio that Jack had the fortune of meeting Chuck
& Bobbie Myers. Chuck became Jack's "mentor" and helped him learn the craft of calling not only from the technical
aspect but also from the importance of being a positive influence and striving to better the activity as a whole. Jack
attributes his success and accomplishments 100% to the role modeling and teachings of Chuck & Bobbie.
In 1989, the Air Force moved him to Utah where he
again worked regularly for an Advanced and three Plus clubs. Jack retired from the Air Force in 1992 and relocated to
Ohio. He and Sherry were married July 14, 1995. Together they spend the week managing a busy home program in southern Ohio calling and teaching for A-Sharps, The Frontier Squares, The Henry Ford Squares, The
Skirts & Shirts, the Unicorners, the Whirlaways, and The Venus & Mars Square Dance Club. In addition, they staff
several weekends and travel regularly in the Midwest.
Jack is the Customs, Logistics, and Warehouse Manager for Pioneer Automotive
Technologies, Inc. of Springboro, Ohio. Collectively, Jack & Sherry have six children and six grandchildren stretched out from
Ohio to Florida to Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Jack has traveled
and called extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, the Middle East and Europe. He has been on staff of the World Convention in
Austria, the Hawaiian State Convention, the International Singles Convention
in Canada, Fontana resort in North Carolina and English Mountain
resort in Tennessee.
They also call for and administrate several weekends and festivals yearly.
records with Chicago Country Records. He is a member of the Miami Valley Callers
Association, the Greater Cincinnati Area Callers Association, and CALLERLAB. He
has worked on education panels at National Square Dance and CALLERLAB conventions and has conducted many caller training seminars
and clinics. Along with holding several offices and serving on many committees,
Jack has served terms as President of the Miami Valley Callers Association and the Northern Utah Callers Council.
& Sherry reside in the small community of Indian Springs, nestled between Hamilton and
Middletown, Ohio just off
Ohio State Route 4. Jack calls and very much enjoys teaching Basic through C1