My wife Rita and I have been married for 29 years and we have three grown boys; Trevor, Nathaniel, and Andrew. As a family, we are committed to serving our community through church outreach programs, the Good Shepard Clinic and veteran's organizations. We are blessed to have a strong church family at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spearfish. In our free time, we enjoy spending family time together doing many outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, or fishing and we particularly enjoy relaxing on a cruise ship in the Bahamas. I have served my country for the past thirty-two years in the South Dakota Army National Guard including two combat tours one to Iraq 2003 and one to Afghanistan in 2011. I have had the privilege of serving beside an amazing team of soldiers. In May 2015, I received my masters degree from Black Hills State University. My wife is a healthcare professional who is fulfilled helping others with their medical needs.