Born Whitefish, MT, July 19, 1946; married; 2 children, 8 grandchildren. Graduate Chippewa Falls H.S. 1964; attended UW-Eau Claire. Owner of archery and tackle shop and fishing tackle manufacturer. Former hospital accountant and business manager. Member: Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce; Archery Range and Retailers Organization; Muskies, Inc.; Chippewa Bowhunters; Chippewa Rod and Gun; Eau Claire Archers; Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club.
Elected to Assembly 2004, 2006; elected to Senate 2010.
Member of Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council, Building Commission and Tourism, Council on