Buddy has been married 48+ years to his spouse, Sharon. They have 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Buddy is a Vietnam-era veteran (Hospital Corpsman-US Navy 1972-1976). He earned a BS in Allied Health from UW-Milwaukee, certs in Mediation and Paralegal Studies from Lakewood University, Life Coaching certs from UDEMY, and an MA in Human Services from Liberty University. Buddy is currently a DBA Doctoral Candidate at GCU (ABD). "Dr" Buddy is the COO of the Brokenness to Healing Foundation. Buddy is the author of multiple books and articles. Buddy routinely appears on the Impact of Educational Leadership podcast and is currently offering services as a life and parenting coach, is an active conflict mediator, and is an educational trainer with more than 20 current courses to deliver. Buddy was awarded the 2022 Take Center Stage Writer's Journey Education Award.