I was born and raised in Dickinson and Iron Counties, now residing in Iron River with my wife, Michele, and our children, Megan & Robert. As a member of First Lutheran Church in Iron River, being involved in my community is important to me. I am currently a board member of the Recreation Association of Iron County, the Endowment Board of the Iron County Museum, board member of the Iron River Country Club. I have been a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial since 1996. Past involvement in my community includes serving as President and board member of Habitat for Humanity - Menominee River, as President and board member of the Iron County Economic Development Corporation, and as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Iron County Ambulance Service for 19 years.