General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

Founded, a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Michigan, in 2009

General Manager of Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Grawn, MI, 2003 to present

2012 Governor’s Service Awards Volunteer of the Year

2012 Chairman of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

2011 and 2012 Chairman of the Michigan Electric Cooperative Association

General Manager of Oconto Electric Cooperative, Oconto Falls, WI, 1998-2003

General Manager of Niobrara Electric Assn, Lusk, WY, 1991-1998
held other administrative positions at electric cooperatives from 1983-1998

Graduate of Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD1983

Graduate of NRECA Management Internship Program1992

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board member, Arlington, VA, 2008 to present

Board Member of Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, 2004 to 2013

Member of TC Chamber Legislative Committee, 2003 to present

Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Michigan, 2005 to present

Volunteer Fireman, 1988-2005

Emergency Medical Technician, 1989-1999

Councilperson for Town of Lusk, WY 1994-1997

Chairman of Lusk State Bank, Lusk, Wy, 1996-1998

Basketball referee, 1993-2004

Hobbies: running marathons, biking, swimming, writing and Green Bay Packer Football
Married for 25 years to the last girl I took to the prom in high school,  3 kids, 1 grandchild and 3 cats.