He was born in Wellington, Kansas but lived in Sedgwick for most of his life. He graduated from Sedgwick high school in 1979 and graduated from Southwestern College with a B.A. in Biology and Physical Education. He also played football and ran track at Southwestern.
He began teaching high school biology and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science in Moscow Public Schools in 1984. He also coached junior and senior high football, junior and senior high school boys track and was assistant coach to high school boys’ basketball.
In 1987, he moved to Burton, Kansas to be closer to home. He resumed teaching and coaching there for 10 years. In 1997, a position opened in Sedgwick where he continued teaching K12 PE/Health, JH science, HS biology, and HS current events. He coached HS cross country, HS boys golf, and JH girls basketball.
He is married to Beth Ann and he enjoys attending the Green Bay Packers Shareholders meetings and attending Packer’s Training camp. His favorite vacations pot is Door County, Wisconsin.