The CBUS Dads

CBUS Dads’ regular contributors span all walks of life and are sharing their stories of fatherhood in Columbus.

Our Dad Bloggers:

CBUS Dads blogger Steven Michalovich

Steven Michalovich
Age: 32
Neighborhood: Westerville
Job: marketing manager of a startup digital marketing agency
Bio: Steve has lived in Columbus for 27 years. He attended The Ohio State University, which is where he met and fell in love with his wife Alexis. Together they have two young children. Steve enjoys food, beer, movies, sports, anything outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.




CBUS Dads blogger Steve Swift.

Steve Swift
Age: 39
Neighborhood: Upper Arlington
Job: business manager, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & managing partner at Swiford, LLC
Bio: Steve has been married to his beautiful wife, Erxis for over 12 years and is the father of two boys ages 8 and 3. He has a natural appreciation for all of the things that life has to offer and really values the time he spends with his family. Maintaining a solid work/life balance is a constant focus for Steve especially as work demands increase and his boys grow and become more involved in sports and various extracurricular activities. Steve deeply values spending 1:1 time with his wife and subscribes to the notion that keeping the relationship with his wife healthy and at the forefront of his priorities enables both of them to provide the best love and support for each other along with their family, closest friends and community.



CBUS Dads blogger Timothy Wolf Starr.

Timothy Wolf Starr
Age: 33
Neighborhood: Clintonville
Job: Entrepreneur, Festival Planner, Artist
Bio: After years of pursuing a diverse set of entrepreneurial ventures, Wolf is now focused on his family, and connecting resources to meet needs within the Columbus community.  His immediate areas of concentration are small business development, fostering strategic non-profit partnerships, generating cultural impact through the arts, and his best friend Grayson.






CBUS Dads blogger Tim Fulton.

Tim Fulton

Age: 35
Neighborhood: Short North
Job: Marketing Consultant, Trivia Host, Podcast Producer
Bio: Tim is a Columbus-native/enthusiast who has worked in media, arts event marketing, and tech-centric startup consulting. With his “free” time, Tim enjoys showing his daughter Piper everything that Columbus has to offer.







CBUS Dads blogger Billy Fischer

Billy Fischer
Age: 34
Neighborhood: Hilliard
Job: professional development lead for a digital agency
Bio: Billy has two daughters, Charlee (7) and Chelsee (6). He and his wife Erika have been married for 10 years. Just to keep things extra interesting, they also have two dogs and a pet rabbit. They love traveling to new cities and exploring new spots in Columbus. In his free time Billy enjoys playing golf, camping and reading.







CBUS Dads blogger Matthew Barnes and his boys delivered Acts of Random Kindness in Downtown Columbus and Short North.

Matthew Barnes
Age: 38
Neighborhood: Downtown
Job: Artist, entrepreneur, creative consultant, photographer
Bio: Matthew was born in Portland, Oregon but lived in Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Kansas, and Tennessee before being transplanted to Columbus in 1992 with his family. Father to two brilliantly intelligent and kind young men and a BFA graduate of the Ohio State University, Matthew volunteers at and is on the board of the OSU Star House, a drop in resource center for youth experiencing homelessness. Matt and the #BarnesBoys enjoy the finer things in life and can be found strolling the arts institutions around Columbus, sipping coffee and hot chocolate at their favorite shops, dining at a number of great restaurants, or walking around town with their scruffy dog, Harverd.