South Dakota born and raised, I am a graduate of Rapid City Central High School and South Dakota State University. I love the beauty of South Dakota from the prairie grasses flowing like waves on the ocean to the meandering creeks trickling through the Black Hills. God’s artistic hand is on display in this beautiful place and it reveals to me the greatness of our Creator. I enjoy relaxing along the side of a lake with a fishing pole, any remodeling project and spending time in my garden. Mostly, I enjoy time with my beautiful bride, Dawn. She is my best friend, someone for which I’m hardly deserving. And, she loves to do laundry—God is good! I work as a field technician for a large Rental Equipment Company and volunteer my time teaching people how to budget their finances and become debt free.