Born Berlin, September 10, 1967; married; 3 children. Graduate Omro H.S. 1986; Brown Institute (MN) 1987. Former morning radio personality, assembly line operator, UAW shop steward, General Motors Janesville, worked on family dairy farm. Bd. member: Respite Care Assn. of Wis.; Jefferson Co. Local Emergency Planning Council. Member: Rock Co. Farm Bureau; Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson.
Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008. Minority Caucus Chairperson 2015, 2013.