Attorney. Born and raised in Iowa City. Resides in Cedar Rapids. Graduated from City High School. Received B.A. from the University of Iowa, M.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. Board member of the Churches United; member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Indian Creek Nature Center, Iowa Environmental Council, PTA, Cedar-Wapsie Group of Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club, Iowa State Bar Association, and Linn County Bar Association. Wife Kate; one son and two daughters. Serving first term in House.