- Born Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, November 22, 1966; married since 1990; 4 children.
- Graduate Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (Jackson), 1985; B.S. in Elementary Education, Martin Luther College, 1989; attended University of Minnesota, 1992–93.
- Full-time legislator. Former teacher.
- Member: Fond du Lac Noon Rotary; Fond du Lac County Republican Party; Redeemer Lutheran Church; Thrivent Financial; National Rifle Association; Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni; Wisconsin Farm Bureau; Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol.
- Former member: : Fond du Lac City Council, 2005–10.
- Elected to Assembly since 2010.