“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

Ronald Reagan

My Values 

  • Family comes first
  • Every life is precious
  • Rule of law
  • Personal responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Self-determination

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

Thomas Jefferson

About Me

I live in Steelville with my wife Elane and our four children, Alexander, Konnor, Xavier, and Chloe.  

I was born and raised in Missouri, living all over the state before settling in Steelville.  After graduating high school, I served in the US Navy for five years.  All but the first eight months was spent aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy CV-67.  I participated in Operation Southern Watch as part of two 6-month deployments to the Persian Gulf.

After being honorably discharged in 2000, I moved back to Missouri almost immediately.  I began working at Brewer Science in Rolla and remained there until December 2014, working my way up to Inventory Manager.  Along the way, I earned an Associate's Degree from East Central College and a Bachelor's Degree from Drury University, majoring in Organizational Leadership.

My family and I enjoy traveling, camping, visiting with family and friends, and going to the river.  We go to as many St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games as we can.  I also enjoy doing anything outdoors, hobby farming, keeping up with advancements in technology, and piddling in my shop on home improvement projects.