I am a fourth generation Sioux Falls resident. I live in downtown Sioux Falls with my wife Jenny and my Jack Russell terrier Holmes. I have kids and grandkids in town and in California. I attended Augie and USD law school and became a CPA and lawyer. I then led Western Surety Company, our multigenerational family business, until we sold it. Since then, I have stayed busy golfing, traveling, volunteering, giving and advocating for better governance. I also enjoy facilitating planning sessions for nonprofits lacking strategic plans.