I grew up in rural South Dakota in a farming community. I spent most of my childhood hunting and fishing or working on the farm. I credit my parents, my grandparents, and my squad leader in the Army for molding me to who I am today. At 18, I was in a foreign land (Iraq) fighting for our country in the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army. After the Army, I went to college at the University of Northern Colorado where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. Later, I moved my family to SE Minnesota where my my 3 boys were raised between Austin and Blooming Prairie. In 2017, we decided to get back to our roots by moving to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area where I were born and raised. When I began my career in real estate, I realized I could enter into the business gradually while still taking care of the boys as a “stay at home dad”. As they got older, I got busier. I have served on the Southeastern Minnesota Association of Realtors Board of Directors representing the Austin area and have earned the designations of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), and GREEN. I also have served on a National Council for the Broker Involvement Program as well as other commitments with the Minnesota Realtors Association. I believe in giving back to our industry so I volunteer in many local venues (mainly for schools and other youth events) as well as fund RPAC (Real Estate Political Action Committee), which protects all of our property rights in MN. When I’m not at work, I’m typically enjoying the outdoors by bowhunting or fishing. I now work as a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls and live in a rural area outside of the city.