- Born Wabasha, Minnesota, December 30, 1957; married; 3 children.
- Graduate Elmwood High School, 1976; B.S. in Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1980.
- Dam tender, Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company.
- Member: National Rifle Association; Ruffed Grouse Society.
- Town of Little Rice supervisor, 2009–13.
- Elected to Assembly 2010. Elected to Senate since 2012.