Born Cedarburg, September 1, 1959; married; 8 children. Graduate Cedarburg H.S. 1978; B.B.A. UW-Madison 1984; M.S. UW-Madison 1987. Real estate. Member: Ozaukee Board of Realtors; Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce; Greater Cedarburg Foundation (fmr. pres.); City of Cedarburg Downtown Ad Hoc Committee; Concordia University President’s Council. Former member: Ozaukee Bank and Cornerstone Bank (bd. of dir.). Town of Cedarburg Parks Commission 2001-04; Town of Cedarburg Planning Commission 2003-05; Cedarburg School Board 2007-12.
Elected to Assembly in May 2011 special election; reelected 2012; elected to Senate in April 2015 special election.