While it only had a minimal commercial performance initially, the album and its lead single "Pressure" were eventually certified Gold by the RIAA after the success of the band's later material. was a mainstream success and was certified Platinum in the United States.
It produced the top-forty single "The Only Exception" and went platinum in Ireland and the UK, as well as gold in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
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He spent many years teaching at Kaegebein Elementary and then finished his career at Veronica Connor Middle School, teaching sixth grade.
In addition to his teaching duties, he also was a football coach, Mathletes advisory, and served GITA for several years.
Sadly, in the fall of 2012, both he and his wife were diagnosed with terminal cancer.