I am originally from the small town of Wilber, NE. I went to Wayne State College to earn my degree in Elementary Education. My first job out of college was teaching 3rd grade at Gretna Elementary. That was in 2003 and it was the only elementary school in the Gretna School District! Things have changed. I taught 3rd grade for 4 years before switching to 5th grade.

I am married and have 2 girls. My wife, Jamie, is a pediatrician for Children's Physicians in Omaha. My oldest daughter is a 4th grader at Palisades and my youngest is 6 years old and will be in 1st grade this year.

I enjoy spending my summers with my girls. We like to go to the park, go swimming and just hang out at home together. My wife and I enjoy going to Husker football games and going on vacations with our children.

In my free time, I enjoy exercising and doing anything and everything outdoors...hunting, fishing, bonfires, gardening, even mowing the lawn!