• I was born and raised in Sisseton, SD.  I graduated from Sisseton High School in 1979.  After four years at Northern State University, I graduated with a biology major in secondary education. In 1983, I began teaching in Redfield.  My wife, Carla, also teaches in Redfield.

    I am an avid outdoorsman spending as much time outdoors as possible.  I have also traveled extensively having visited twenty-eight countries.