Farmer, paramedic, a workforce advisor with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development and director of the County Heritage Community. Born in Oelwein and raised in eastern Iowa. Resides in Elkader. Graduated from Valley Community High School in Elgin and served in the U.S. Air Force for over six years. Received B.S. in public administration from Upper Iowa University. Served as trustee for Northeast Iowa Community College, president of the Northeast Iowa Emergency Medical Council, Clayton County Farm Bureau board member, 4-H leader, Extension council member, firefighter, and Wadena Fire Chief. Member of the Advisory Board for the National Ag Safety Center and Farm Bureau. Wife Rosemary; two sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren. Serving third non-consecutive term in House.