Born Mundelein, IL November 5, 1953; married. Graduate Mundelein H.S. 1971; Associate Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant, Southern Illinois U. 1973; B.S. Physiology Southern Illinois U. 1977; B.S. Physical Therapy Northwestern U. 1980; Associate Degree, Natural Resources Technology, Fox Valley Technical Coll. 1986. Full-time legislator. Retired physical therapist, last 10 years as a school physical therapist. Peace Corps volunteer, Campino Grande Brazil 1977-78. Member: Fox Valley Sierra Group (former chp., membership chair); John Muir Chapter, Sierra Club (former chp., outings and membership chair); Wis. League of Conservation Voters; American Physical Therapy Assn.; Wis. Physical Therapy Assn. Former member: Master Gardener, Outagamie Co.; Historic Hearthstone (bd. of dir.).
Elected to Assembly since 2008. Minority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2011 (eff. 2/15/12), Minority Caucus Secretary 2011.