Born Wisconsin Rapids, September 16, 1975; married; 6 children. Graduate Lincoln H.S. 1993; attended UW-Stevens Point; A.D. Mid-State Tech. Coll. 1999; B.A.S. psychology UW-Green Bay 2008. Employment and training specialist. Former Wood Co. drug court coordinator, jail discharge planner; Juneau Co. sheriff’s deputy. Member: Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce; Wisconsin Rapids Rotary. Recipient: Wis. Industrial Energy Group Legislator of the Year Award 2014; Dairy Business Association Legislative Excellence Award 2014, 2012; Wis. Paper Council Legislator of the Year 2014; Child Support Enforcement Assn. Legislator of the Year 2014; League of Conservation Voters Honor Roll 2014; Wis. Troopers Assn. Legislator of the Year 2014; Wis. Counties Assn. Outstanding Legislator 2014; WMC Working for Wisconsin Award 2014, 2012; 3rd Congressional District State Legislator of the Year 2012.
Elected to Assembly 2010; reelected since 2012.