Personal Information

Personal Information

I was raised on a farm near Garrison, Iowa. I attended the Garrison schools through second grade and then transferred to the Vinton schools. I graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1977. While in high school I was very involved in the band, chorus, and theatre activities.


I attended Luther College in Decorah majoring in Music Education. While at Luther I performed in Varsity Band, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus, and Messiah Chorus.


I met my wife, Linda, during my first year of teaching and we were married in 1983. We have one son, Adam, a Nuclear Engineer working in Kansas City.


In addition to teaching and working with technology, I enjoy writing music, fishing, reading, and woodworking.