Owner of a photography business. Born in Winterset and raised in Warren County. Resides in Indianola. Graduated from Martensdale-St. Mary's High School. Attended Simpson College and Mankato State University. Member of Iowa Newspaper Association, National Press Photographers Association, Iowa Press Photographers Association, American Society of Magazine Photographers, IndianoIa Noon Lions, and St. Thomas Catholic Church. Wife Amy; one daughter and one son. Serving first term in House.