I grew up in Lyons, Kansas, where I graduated from Lyons Highschool then joined the Army. I moved back home in 1989, went to work at a center pivot irriagtion dealership for seven-teen years, where I met my wife. Soon after, we adopted our daugter Aisjha from China in 2002. We then started Bullseye Irrigation Inc. in 2005. I am an active member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ. I was also a Fire Fighter, First Responder, for the Inman Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years before retiring.