Born La Crosse, July 31, 1952; married; 3 children, 3 grandchildren. Graduate Viroqua H.S. 1970; UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course 1971. Farmer. Former dairy farmer. Member: Coon Valley Lions. Former member: Vernon Co-op Oil and Gas (bd. mbr., secretary); Viroqua FFA Alumni (reporter); Westby FFA Alumni; Church Council (vice pres., treasurer). Vernon Co. Board 1998-2006 (chairperson 2002-06).
Elected to Assembly since 2004. Majority Caucus Vice Chairperson 2015.