What does fatherhood mean to you?

Fatherhood means always being there for your kids and teaching them the right way to treat people.

What is the best part of being a dad?

The best part is watching Dakota work as he tries to figure something out. Then once he gets it I can celebrate his achievement with him.

What is your proudest moment as a dad?

Being there to help bring Dakota into the world.

What do you and your child do for fun?

When it is nice out Dakota and I go to the park, play in the back yard with the dogs or go rock crawling in the mountains. Dakota loves Daddy’s Jeep and calls it his.

What is the hardest part about being a dad?

The hardest part is when I am not with Dakota and something happens that would be an awesome father/son moment.

What kind of dad do you strive to be?

I strive to always be involved in Dakota’s life and to be there for him whenever he needs me.

Describe your funniest moment as a dad.

One time when I was changing Dakota he evidently was not quite finished going to the bathroom. When I placed the diaper under him the rest came out all over my hand and arm!

What would you hope that your kids would say about you if asked what kind of dad they have?

I hope that Dakota will be able to say without any hesitation that I loved him unconditionally and was there for him when he needed me. Also that I taught him what he needed to succeed at life.

What is the most important advice you've received about fatherhood?

Be consistent in everything you do with your child.

What would you consider to be your most inspiring moment as a dad?

Being able to teach Dakota something different every day I am with him.

Damon is a participant in the Center on Fathering program in Colorado Springs. Click here to learn more about this program.