Senior financial planner for Foster Group in West Des Moines. Born in Newton and raised in Iowa City and Urbandale. Resides in Johnston. Graduated from Urbandale High School. Received B.B.A. in finance from the University of Iowa. Member of Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Board of Governors, Downtown A.M. Rotary, Financial Planning Association, and Westchester Evangelical Free Church. Secretary of Francophone Partners Board, and former member of Broadlawns Hospital Development Council. Wife Kimberly; four daughters. Serving first term in House.