I was born in a small town and grew up spending my summers working with my father, who was an independent contractor, installing doors and windows. He instilled in me the meaning of hard work and a cold beer. Growing up in a small town people knew each other and weren't afraid to help each other out when called upon. I have carried that throughout my life whether it was living in Bozeman, MT where I attended college, living a block from the beach in sunny Hawaii or living in the hustle of a big city like Phoenix. Life has lead me on many journeys, but I have found my place back in the Midwest where I met my wife Nicole. We have three children and enjoy spending our time at the lakes this beautiful area has to offer. I have owned a business for the last six years that has kept me away from home at times and I am enjoying owning a local business that I can take pride in and work with the community.