I grew up on a family farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Our family raised corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa, as well as hogs and beef cattle. I earned bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. And upon graduation, worked in various agriculture-related positions, including beef procurement, swine herdsman, and production management in the meat industry. In 1999, I began my career as a financial advisor. Since then, I has been applying farm values to financial advising services. Those include: love of the land, determination, hard work, persistence, optimism, building solid relationships, and helping the next generation.
I enjoy getting back to the family farm, hiking in the outdoors, sporting clays, fishing, watching UW Badger sports, and cheering on my children in team sports.
I currently live in Waupun, Wisconsin with my wife, Valerie, who grew up on a local dairy farm. We have five children and one grandchild.
I love to work with people who have farming in their blood —either through working on the farm or supporting agriculture in some other way.