High school social studies teacher at Sheldon Community School District. Born in Fontanelle County and raised in Adair County. Resides in Sheldon. Received B.A. in political science and history from Buena Vista University. Finance chair and former vice-chair of O'Brien County Republican Central Committee. Chairman of Sheldon Museum Board of Directors. Member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church, Sheldon Christian Retirement Home Board of Directors, O'Brien County Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers, O'Brien County Sportsman Club, Osceola County Sportsman Club, and Clay County Pheasants Forever. Wife Barbara; one son and one daughter. Serving first term in House.