Born Oshkosh, November 29, 1973; married. Graduate Oshkosh North H.S. 1992; B.A. Hamline U. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1996; M.P.A. UW-Madison 2001. Municipal consultant. Former legislative staff assistant, U.S. Representative Jay Johnson, U.S. Senator Herb Kohl; management and budget analyst, City of Long Beach, CA; instructor, political science dept., UW-Oshkosh. Member: Oshkosh Rotary Club; First Congregational Church; Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce; Winnebago Co. Safe Streets Committee; Winnebago Co. Democratic Party.
Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008.