Born Madison, October 3, 1954; married; 2 children, 3 stepchildren, 3 grandchildren. Graduate River Valley H.S. (Spring Green) 1972; B.A. UW-Whitewater 1976. Certified public accountant; certified fraud examiner. Member: St. John’s Catholic Church, Spring Green (fin. com. mbr.); Taliesin Preservation Inc. Bd. of Trustees (treas.); UW-Whitewater Natl. Alumni Assn. (pres.). Former member: UW-Whitewater Foundation (bd. of dir. pres.); Fort Health Care Bd. of Dir. (chp., treas.); Fort Atkinson Rotary Club (pres.); Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce (pres.); Whitewater Chamber of Commerce (pres.); Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce (vice pres.). Recipient: WMC Working for Wisconsin Award 2014, 2012; MMAC Champion of Commerce Award 2014, 2012; Wisconsin Pork Association Distinguished Service Award 2013; Wisconsin Newspaper Association Badger Award 2013; Wisconsin Aquaculture Association Legislator of the Year 2013; Dairy Business Association Legislative Excellence Award 2012.
Elected to Assembly 2010, 2012; elected to Senate 2014.
Member of Highway Safety, Council on, Small Business Regulatory Review Board, Transportation Projects Commission and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority