Helping people see that small changes can lead to big possibilities
Cancer took Randy’s eyesight at age two, but it did not take his vision for life or desire for accomplishment. From a young age, Randy’s blindness taught him to come up with unique solutions to unique problems. He does not view his blindness as a handicap and does not let it slow him down in life.
Remarkably, Randy enjoys more success then most sighted individuals. He was a championship wrestler in college and high school. He is a successful businessman and is currently the Mayor of his hometown of Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin.
Randy believes that the world should not have to adapt to him, rather that he needs to adapt to the world.
» Awards: Ten Outstanding Young American (TOYA)
National Wrestling Hall of Fame
» Elected: Mayor 2004–present
» Wrestling: College Athletic All American (placed in top 8 in
Academic All American, Set team pin record with
23 in a season
» Community: Jaycees (President 4x), Chamber/Main Street,
Kiwanis, National Association of Insurance and
Financial Advisors (NAIFA) (President 2x)
» Graduate of the Leadership in Life Institute (LILI)
and past moderator
Randy earned a business degree from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. At Whitewater, Randy earned All American and Academic All American honors by placing in the top eight wrestlers in the nation. As Randy puts it, “it was my opportunity to pick on sighted people”. In 2006 Randy was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Medal of Courage winner.
In 2005, Randy was recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Jaycees. Joining the list of other former honorees, such as Bart Star, Elvis Presley, and John F Kennedy, just to name a few.
In 2004, Randy was elected Mayor of Sheboygan Falls and before that served for five years as an Alderman on the Sheboygan Falls City Council. His campaign slogan was “it doesn’t take sight to run a community, it takes a vision”.
Randy owned and operated a successful financial planning business from 1992 – 2009, obtaining the distinguished designations, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS). He sold his practice in 2009 to pursue other business opportunities.
Randy is married to Tammy and has two dogs (Deegan the guide dog and Rohn the pet). He attributes his success to family and setting goals.
Randy will share his inspirational story injecting humor and everyday experiences. Your attendees will leave inspired and enriched with the knowledge that they too can achieve their goals and enjoy a higher level of success.
Randy will speak on or off–site, opening or closing of conferences, business meetings or other speaking opportunities as well as half and full day seminars and coaching programs.