I was born and raised in west central Minnesota, and I received my Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from Minnesota State University-Mankato. From there, I went on to earn masters and doctorate degrees in audiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I completed my doctoral externship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and gained valuable experience seeing patients of all ages, which involved several different aspects of audiology.
I currently live in St. Cloud with my wife Jessica and our children: Olivia, Ben, and Sam. When not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, hunting, watching Minnesota professional sports, and spending time on the lake.