My wife Rita and I have been married for 27 years and we have three grown boys who are currently pursuing their secondary educations. We are actively involved throughout the community in a plethora of ways through multiple service organizations and have been members of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spearfish for many years. 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 years including two combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, where I have had the privilege of serving with an amazing team of soldiers. I have been involved in the local small business sector for twenty years before pursuing my advanced/masters degree from Black Hills State University. My wife is a healthcare professional who enjoys the complexities of that career, helping others with their healthcare needs.