Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Attended Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; graduated with BA in Accounting. After military service attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin; earned BA in Education and MBA. Passed CPA exam with honors.
Taught Accounting and Income Tax at Waukesha County Technical Institute full time and part time at Carroll University. Also taught at other schools in the Milwaukee area for many years.
Is a partner at a tax and small business accounting firm which he founded nearly 40 years ago.
Has volunteered in the community for over 30 years.
Married to Metty, father of two daughters, grandfather of four.