Born in Beaver Dam, WI October 13, 1980; Married with 5 children. Graduate of Green Bay Southwest 1999; B.S. UW-Madison 2003; Graduate certificate from UW-Madison La Follette Inst. of Public Affairs. Full-time legislator.
Former transit planning coordinator, communications dir., grant-writing consultant. Member: Wis. Council on Domestic Abuse; Wis. Small Business Environmental Council; Green Bay Area Crimestoppers (bd. mbr.); Golden House Domestic Abuse Shelter Community Leadership Council; Brown Co. Taxpayers Assn; Knights of Columbus; Civil Air Patrol. Former member: Brown Co. Teen Leadership (bd. mbr.); Brown Co. United Way (marketing and communications com.); Higher Educ. Aids Bd. 2001-03. Recipient: Wis. Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legislative Champion Award; Wis. Counties Assn. Outstanding Legislator Award; Pro-Life Wis. Legislator of the Year; NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award; Wisconsin Family Council William Wilberforce Freedom Award; Brown County Crime Prevention Foundation Crimefighter Award; Manitowoc County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition IMPACT recognition; American Wis. Coalition of Virtual Schools Families Shining Star of Education Reform; Dairy Business Assn. Legislative Excellence Award; Phillips Foundation Distinguished Young Conservative Leader of the Year; Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year; Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Legislator of the Year; Wis. Towns Assn. Friend of Towns; Wis. Professional Police Assn. Law Enforcement Honor Roll; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Inst. for Legal Reform State Legislative Achievement Award; Volunteers for Agriculture Friend of Agriculture.