Humbly Serving Champaign, Logan and Shelby Counties.

Your Ohio State Representative


Experience, Leadership, Energy

Results Driven, Listener, 

Enjoy Life.

Business and Professional Experience
  • 20 years of private business marketing and manufacturing experience   working with companies such as Frigidaire, Wendy’s International, Apple Computer, Simonton Windows, and Limited Brands
  • Currently, employee and manager in a family manufacturing business in Urbana, Ohio.
  • The Ohio State University Marching Band 4 year member and 2 year squad leader – snare drum
  • MBA – Masters in Business Administration – Franklin University – Dean’s List Graduate
  • Past Director of marketing and customer development, Champaign Bank
  • Previous partner/entrepreneur in a start-up marketing and design firm in Columbus, Ohio
  • Urbana University Adjunct Faculty Professor – College of Business
  • Airport Advisory Board member for Grimes Field, appointed by the mayor for 4 years
  • Skilled in many forms of computer technology

Personal Information

  • Celebrating 15 years of marriage to  Lilli Johnson Vitale. Lilli and I are proud parents of four boys. 
  • Ohio Foster Family – have had 4 different foster children in our home
  • Champaign County has been my home for over 15 years.
  • Pro-Life - Vice President - Champaign County Right to Life - 7 years
  • NRA Pistol Instructor - NRA Lifetime Member - Second Amendment Foundation Member
  • Lifetime resident of the Great State of Ohio, grew up in Cleveland and lived in Columbus as well
  • St. Mary Church, Urbana, Ohio
  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader
  • Air Force Marathon runner
  • FAA Licensed Pilot, Instrument and Multi-engine rated – AOPA Member
  • Currently working on a Masters from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio
  • Tend an 8-acre fruit orchard on our property with my family
  • 15 years martial arts and kickboxing, Black Belt in Karate
  • Accomplished percussionist and professional performer on drum set in various types of music
  • Heavy Highway and Building Construction laborer/hod carrier - to pay my way through college
  • YMCA Kickboxing instructor, golf, chess, but most of all, enjoy spending time working our land and with my wife and 4 boys.

Above, I just finished the 26.2 mile Air Force Marathon. My gang was there to cheer me on.

Picture below, I am playing the drums in a 40s Jazz Band.