Soccer has always been a big part of my life. I have played since the age of 5, beginning in Croatia and Serbia, and at age 47, I'm still very passionate about it. Even now, I am excited to play in leagues (even if it's painful for a few days afterward!) Soccer is my work and my hobby.
I work as a full-time coach and trainer at TRV-North Metro Soccer Club, and I also have a painting business.
I live in Maple Grove with my wife and two daughters, Mia (age 5) and Maja (age 2). My family is very important to me. I want to be able to bring up my girls with good values based on honesty, responsibility, and hard work, to have them be ready for the rest of life.
My motivation: Through my life I have seen how important it is to be strong and prepared for what is coming ahead. It is very important to be able to shake difficulties off, get up, and continue, even though sometimes there is no light. I want to help kids get ready for it, and make sure they know after the rain always comes sunshine.