My wife, Stevi, and I live in Hastings with our two-year-old son, Magnus, and our zoo of pets, including our dogs Ivan and Luna, Henry our beloved rescue cat, and our creatively named beta fish, Fishie. We love living in Hastings because of the wonderful schools, the miles of trails and expansive park space, and the friends and family that have surrounded us to make this community home. Currently, I serve as an Academic Liaison at Dakota County Area Learning School (DCALS) through Intermediate School District 917, where I help learners and families find the success and opportunities they need to meet their dreams. 

As an educator, I have worked as a paraprofessional, special education teacher, coach, advisor, and department lead, and I have dedicated eight years of my career to Hastings Public Schools. Working within the systems that make up public education has provided me with the experience necessary to maximize student outcomes with the structures and resources at our disposal.