- Born Boone, Iowa, October 10, 1956; married to Shawn for 36 years; 2 children, Amy (spouse Chris) Heitman and Dan (spouse Becky) Snyder.
- Graduate Oelwein Community High School (Iowa), 1974; Degree in Communications, University of Iowa, 1974–78.
- Former congressional staffer for Congressman Sean Duffy (2.5 years); Radio host for WSAU (12 years).
- Member: Wausau Noon Rotary; ELKS Club; United Way’s Hunger Coalition and Housing and Homelessness Committee; Marathon County Health Department’s Alcohol and Other Drugs (AODA) Committee; Marathon County Department of Social Services’ Administrative Review Panel.
- Former member: St. Therese Parish Council.
- Former alder for the City of Schofield.
- Elected to Assembly 2016.
Member of Educational Communications Board