Born Whitewater, Wisconsin, October 7, 1952.
Graduate Whitewater High School; B.S. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1978; M.S. Ed. in School Business Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1990.
Owner, rental property business. Former payroll benefits analyst and information analyst/negotiator. Member of Wisconsin Air National Guard (retired, CMSgt, 33 years of service), served in Middle East in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Member: American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Former member: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Board of Visitors, 1979—89.
Whitewater City Council, 1977—81.
Elected to Assembly 1990—2014. Elected to Senate 2014.
Senate District: 11