Born and raised on the east coast I have called Pierre my home since 2006. During my school years I grew up in Florida, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I have been in large schools where you are "just a number" to small schools where teachers know you by name.
My best friend Bree and I were married in 2007 and she has blessed me with four beautiful children, Isabella (14, 8th Grade), Liam (11, 6th Grade), Gianna (5, Kindergarten), and Emiliana (3).
I have served in the Army National Guard since 2001.
In 2016, after returning to college remotely as a non-traditional student, I graduated with my Bachalor of Science from Clarion Univeristy of Pennsylvania. I work full time for the South Dakota Division of Banking as a License Examiner. I am a certified Mortgage, Money Service Business, and Consumer Protection Examiner for the State of South Dakota.
I have been involved in the Pierre community since my eldest started pre-school. I participated in the Oahe Child Development Center's Policy Council, Jefferson Elementary PTA (3 years, 1 year as President), Cub Scout Pack 127 (6 years, 2 years Committee Chair), Boy Scout Troop 27 (Merit Badge Counselor), American Legion Post 8 (member), Pierre First United Methodist Church (Chancel Choir, Journey Wednesday School), and recently the Pierre Rotary Club. I truly understand the active role a community must have in a child's upbringing.