My family and I live near Centene Stadium, North Kiwanis Park by Northside Van’s IGA. I was born in Missoula, but grew up in Great Falls in a home near Gibson Park and the downtown area. I have lived in or spent considerable time in most of the larger cities of Montana. My parents grew up in North Central Montana, up along the hi-line, and moved to Great Falls along with me in 1988.
I have been married to my wife Hannah for 14 years since July 17th, 2005. We have three children, Ryan 11, Kaylyn 10, Aidan 8.
We enjoy camping and fishing and we recently got a truck, camper, and shelter dog (schnauzer/border collie mix) to better enjoy the outdoors with. We spend the majority of our time outdoors at the nearby reservoirs, the Little Belts, and the Rocky Mountain Front. We also like to take road trips and explore our beautiful state of Montana and other (mostly) western states.
I have worked as an accountant and human resources manager for various non-profits, including the Great Falls Rescue Mission for the last 7 years. I also own a small business of tax preparation and accounting. I have served on a number of boards and volunteered for organizations such as the City of Great Falls on the Audit Committee, Opportunities Inc. as a financial consultant, the Veteran’s Fast Launch Initiative as a Volunteer CPA, and others.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with the Accounting option and served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2017-2018. I sponsored about 15 bills that session including passing HB 166 into law that allowed non-profits to serve wild game meat to those in need. This legislation paired helping our Montana neighbors with our love for the outdoors. During my time in the legislature, I gained experience in the process including making a case for legislation in front of committees and the House floor.