Native of River Falls, grew up on dairy farm south of River Falls, homesteaded by family in the 1850s. Graduated River Falls High School, attended UWRF and graduated with a degree in Agriculture in 1976. Worked for farm machinery dealers then started at the heating plant at UWRF in 1979. I now have a home on part of the home farm with my wife Monica. My daughter is at UW-Superior working, my oldest son is in college, and youngest son in high school.
Since 1981 I have been an officer of Local 351 and advocated for classified staff at UWRF for many issues and concerns for over 30 years. I am now on the CSAC to (maybe) continue that work.
My side interests always blow up!! I am involved with fireworks displays many western Wisconsin communities. The best part is they pay me to do it!! So I am very busy on the 4th of July.