I am a lifelong learner and absorbed information like a sponge. Always curious, he enjoyed reading, researching and writing.

I was born in Iowa and lived most of my life in Eastern Iowa.

I graduated with an associate degree from Kirkwood Community College.

I got my 1st job working in telecom from a career fair that Kirkwood had his 1st semester. That one job later turned into a lifelong career in the telecommunications industry. I have worked at various telecom companies. I am a proud union member, belonging to the Communications Workers of America

loved volunteering at Harper Telephone Museum at Iowa State Fair and enjoying the Fair each year.

I own rental properties and am a member of the Landlords of Iowa and owner occupied one of my rental duplexes.