Roger was born in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from West Bend West High School before a five year enlistment in the Navy. He served as a military journalist, with back to back overseas tours of duty.
He returned to school and earned his degree at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA and continued to work in journalism.
In 2002 he switched careers by accepting a position with Teach For America, teaching in the Bronx, NYC as well as the South side of Chicago.
A die hard Green Bay Packer fan, the Staffaroni household is also big on hockey with a strong allegiance to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Roger and his wife Aileen reside in La Crosse with their three children - Ronin, Riordan and Teagan.
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