I grew up just outside of Superior in a family in which public service was a way of life, and I have worked hard to live up to that ideal. I work as a nurse practitioner with the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe and live in Duluth with my wife, Jennifer, and three-year-old daughter, Mary. I volunteer at the Damiano Center and with the Friends of the Lakewalk. I am active in Peace United Church of Christ and the Duluth Preservation Alliance. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening and running with the family dog.