I was born and raised on a large grain farm in Northwest Minnesota (the town is Middle River in case you’ve ever heard of it) which taught me hard work and respect. I have two brothers that also live in the Twin Cities and one sister who lives up north with her husband. I went to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks where I received a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. The reason why I went into the occupational therapy (OT) field as my father was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2000 and OT helped him remain at home until his death in 2001. After graduation, I took my first job in the OT field at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where I worked on the “brain team” that specialized in treating patients with strokes and traumatic brain injuries. Eventually, I moved to the Twin Cities and worked for Fairview Health Services and Brookdale Senior Living in both inpatient and outpatient therapy.
I am married to Nicole and we have a wonderful rescue dog named Karen (yes, Karen). We love living in Bloomington and enjoy hitting up the local restaurants and spending time with friends. Since Minnesota summers are so short, Nicole and I try to soak up as much summertime weather as possible with grilling out, going to the lake, firing up the smoker, and taking bike rides! Since I was raised on Lake of the Woods, I am an avid fisherman (summer and winter). I also enjoy movies, cheering on Minnesota sports team, curling (yes…curling), and reading. And if you didn’t know by now, I am a huge Star Wars fan thus one of the reasons why I named our team, the Imperial Home Team, after Darth Vader’s Imperial forces. I am confident enough to tell people that I own a movie quality Darth Vader costume that I have had the opportunity to wear it for kid’s birthday parties and for a few movie theaters for the Star Wars premieres.
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