I received my electronics
training in the US Navy. While in the Navy from 1971-75 I
served with aircraft squadron VA-196, homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island,
and made two West Pacific cruises aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65).
After military service I attended Skagit Valley Community College and
Moorhead State University, receiving a B.S. in Elementary Education. Since then I have
also taken courses in digital electronics and computer science at NDSU and MSU.
My wife, Carrie,
and I have two children and live in the rural Hawley, MN area. Carrie
is a Registered Nurse and just recently completed the Parish Nurse course at Concordia.
We enjoy the rural life on our little farm and haven't missed the city much since moving
We also appreciate our church family in Hawley (Hawley Alliance Church) and enjoy
involvement in teaching and children's ministry.