Born Wisconsin Rapids, May 22, 1975; married; 2 children. Graduate Auburndale H.S. 1993; B.S. Marian University (Fond du Lac) 1997. Full-time legislator. Former legislative aide to U.S. Representative David R. Obey and Area Program Director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau. Member: Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce; Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce; Wood County Farm Bureau; National Rifle Association; Wisconsin Bear Hunters; Central Wisconsin Fair Association. Recipient: Wis. Builders Assn. Friend of Housing 2013, 2012, 2010; Auburndale FFA Friend of the FFA 2011-12; School Nutrition Assn. of Wis. Star Advocate 2010; Wis. Assn. of Fairs Grand Champion Supporter 2010; Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Outstanding Conservation Voting Record 2009-10; DBA Distinguished Leadership Award 2009; WPA Friend of the Industry 2009; Wis. Federation of Cooperatives Friend of Cooperatives 2008; Wis. Community Action Program Assn. Jacqueline Lawrence Outstanding Advocate Award 2007; Wis. Housing Alliance Outstanding Legislative Leader 2006; DBA Friend of the Wis. Dairy Industry 2005-06; Marian University Distinguished Alumni Award 2005; Wis. Farm Bureau Federation Friend of Agriculture 2005-06, 2003-04; Am. Cancer Society Certificate of Recognition 2004; Wis. Bear Hunters Assn. Appreciation (2-time).
Elected to Assembly since 2002. Minority Caucus Secretary 2005, 2003.