Born Oconto Falls, June 12, 1954; married; 4 sons, 8 grandchildren. Graduate Coleman H.S. 1972; attended UW-Oshkosh. Small business owner; electrical contractor. Member: Crivitz Ski Cats waterski team (advisor, former pres.); Crivitz Lions Club; Crivitz, WI – Crivitz, Germany Sister City Organization (fmr. dir.); Wings over Wisconsin; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; Friends of Gov. Thompson State Park; Master Loggers Certifying Bd. Recipient: Crivitz Business Association Citizen of the Year 1994. Crivitz Village President 1991-2004.Elected to Assembly 2004; reelected since 2006.