Born Ann Arbor, MI, May 14, 1959; 1 child. Graduate Huron H.S. (Ann Arbor, MI) 1977; attended Michigan Tech. U.; B.S. Michigan State U. 1985; M.S. UW-Madison 1992. Forester. Small business owner, forestry contractor. Member: Society of American Foresters (chair, southwest Wis. chapter); Great Lakes Timber Professionals Assn.; Wis. League of Conservation Voters; Pheasants Forever; Wis. Council on Forestry.
Elected to Assembly 2008; reelected since 2010.