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Resides: Green Mountain

Hometown: Rockford, Ill. Raised in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.


Family: Spouse is Shannon. Sons are Evan 13, and Ethan, 10.

Pets: Bullet, a Welsh Corgi dog.

Hobbies and interests: Showing Hereford cattle, farming, running, basketball, golf, swimming and coaching my sons. Additionally, I enjoy traveling with family and my iPad. (I am an Apple nut).


Occupation: Mortgage Loan Officer at Farmer’s Savings Bank in Marshalltown.

What that means: I write home purchase and refinance loans.

Tenure: I have been at FSB less than a year, but in the mortgage business 11 years.

Best part of job: I love helping people and solving problems.


Movies: “Caddyshack,” directed by Harold Ramis. I also enjoy James Bond and Clint Eastwood movies.

Foods: Beef, fresh seafood, Italian food, German bratwursts and anything chocolate!

Sports: Oklahoma State University – I bleed orange for my alma mater – and the Chicago Bears. I am an avid basketball, football and golf lover.


Best part of living here: I enjoy the rural and farming areas – and being within an easy drive to get just about anything one needs.

Most influential person: Jesus Christ

Local involvement: First Baptist Church, GMG School Board, Iowa Hereford Association, Marshalltown Football League and the Republican Party.

Advice on life: Life is what you make it; learn from your failures and enjoy your successes and build on them. Don’t blame others for your problems or mistakes; but, be responsible and confident in what you do. Most of all, smile and have fun.