My wife, Bridgette, and I are the proud parents of 4 great children!

  • Olivia is a 2016 Luther College Graduate and 1st Year Dental School student at the University of Iowa. 
  • Cecilia is a senior at Luther College majoring in Math/Stats. 
  • Isaiah is a freshman at Luther College...and yes, he is wrestling!
  • Elijah is a 10th grader at Decorah High School.

Growing up as the youngest of 8 children on a farm outside of Riceville, Iowa, I was raised in a setting where Midwestern values, work ethic, faith, and family were emphasized. We worked together and celebrated accomplishments together. That example was set by our parents, and carried out by my older siblings. I feel fortunate to have had those values instilled in me by my parents and siblings.

Bridgette and I have worked to provide a similar environment for our kids.  We share household duties (though Bridgette does much more than the rest of us!), we take family vacations together each year, we cheer each other on at our numerous sporting and musical events, and we have pizza and a movie 'family nights' most weeks.  Bridgette is the steady beacon in our family who gets us all to where we need to be in our very busy schedules!

In addition, our family is an integral part of the Luther College Wrestling family. Whether it is working at our summer camps or cheering the Norse on at the NCAA Championships, our family lives Luther Wrestling! I wouldn't want it any other way!