I was born and raised in Wisconsin. One of twelve children in a his, hers, and theirs family. I graduated from high school in Wisconsin Rapids and from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. I served in the U.S. Navy on a nuclear powered submarine and taught at the Navy’s nuclear power training unit in Idaho.
In 1984, I took a job as a computer software engineer at Rockwell-Collins. I moved to Van Buren County in 1992 and started farming full-time in 1997. My wife of 24 years and I live on our farm located south-east of Cantril where we raise cattle.
I was elected to the Van Buren County Hospital Board in January of 2002. My guiding principle as a member of the Board of Trustees is to help provide the best medical care that the residents of the county can afford.