Farmer, operates a century family farm. Born in Monticello. Raised and resides near Cascade. Graduate of Cascade High School. Attended Iowa State University and Northeast Iowa Community College. Former member of Western Dubuque School Board. Former lay director and finance chair of St. Matthias Church. Board member of Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative. Member of the Jones County Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Farm Bureau, Jones County Empowerment Board, Jones County Republican Central Committee, and Knights of Columbus. Wife Kathy; four children. Serving second term in House.