I was born in Wisconsin and raised in the Milwaukee area. I attended The University of Wisconsin and The University of Minnesota. I have three great kids, their significant others, and at last count, three amazing grandkids (they call me "Pappy"). I am also a proud “Cheesehead,” and all that goes with that.
I run, swim, and bike for fitness, and also enjoy sailing, kayaking, skiing, fly fishing, reading, listening to or playing music, , creating pottery, wildlife photography, cooking, and exploring the country in my Airstream.