I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. I later gained certification in mathematics education at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I also have taken a number of interesting and challenging courses at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and at St. Norbert College in De Pere (where I live.)
I have taught in a number of schools. My experiences in these schools included being a principal, an athletic director, a coach, a music and drama teacher, a Latin teacher, an economics teacher, an English teacher, and a mathematics teacher.
I am married to wife Cathy. We have three adult daughters, Erin, Emma, and Hannah, and a grandson, Ellwood