I am from a small town in the Sand Counties of central Wisconsin. I came to La Crosse in 1999 to earn a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in mathematics and philosophy from Viterbo University. During the summers I worked as a pipefitter. Since graduating in 2003 I have also taken courses in mechanical design and computer science. I am currently a prototype fabricator at S&S Cycle. I build prototype motorcycles and the associated subsytems.