What does fatherhood mean to you?

Fatherhood means being there to watch and guide my children through different challenges they may face throughout their lives.

What is the best part of being a dad?

Seeing my children grow and overcome the obstacles they experience every day.

What is your proudest moment as a dad?

There are so many, but I was so proud to be present at the births of both my children.

What do you and your children do for fun?

We spend time fishing, swimming, camping and working in the garden together. Our big project is building the kids' Halloween costumes every year, which can take up to a month!

What is the hardest part about being a dad?

My son, Bauner, has had a lot of surgeries over the years and seeing your child in pain is never easy. You just want to take the pain away for them.

What kind of dad do you strive to be?

A fair, honest and open minded dad.

Describe your funniest moment as a dad.

We've had so many funny moments. Everything from Bauner telling a story to Alli's quick witted comebacks.

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

I hope they would say that I am a loving, caring father.

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

Slow down and let your kids be little. They are only young children for a short period of time.

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

There really are many things that inspire me every day. Like my daughter's creativity or how my son lives with his special needs.