- Born Marinette, Wisconsin, February 27, 1964; married; 3 children.
- Graduate Marinette High School, 1982; attended University of Wisconsin–Marinette.
- Insurance and financial representative. Former restaurant owner and operator.
- Member: Jaycees (lifetime member, former chapter, state, US president); Marinette Elks Club; Marinette Moose Lodge; Marinette Kiwanis (former president); Marinette County Republican Party (former chair).
- City of Marinette Recreation and Planning Board, 2003–06.
- Elected to Assembly since 2006.