I live and work in Oshkosh with my wife, Megan, and dog, Coach. We have called Oshkosh home for 8 years and have grown up in the Fox Valley our entire lives. I grew up in rural Freedom, WI before graduating from UW - Oshkosh with my business degree in Information Systems, which leads me to where I am today. I work as an IT Consultant for a global company with clients all over the world. It's safe to say a run for public office wasn't in my career plans, but there are moments in life where you can't sit back and watch the world go by. I saw a desperate need for a new voice in the 6th district, one that focused on finding concrete solutions for healthcare, climate change, rural communities, manufacturing, and so much more. Our social and economic systems are being exposed in real time and I wasn't seeing any answers being provided, so I became tired of waiting and decided now is the moment for me to step into that role.
My life story is intertwined within all of the different plans and ideas I advocate for, everything I stand for and do today is because of the strong and inspiring figures in my life. My mother instilled in me at a very young age what it means to be empathetic to others and the importance of injecting the world with kindness, so that you can receive it back. No one else has shaped how I am today as much as her. Everything I do today is focused on helping others, putting people first, and genuinely caring for those around me. These are now the type of people I gravitate towards and surround myself with. My wife is relentless in her passion to help out children every day at the Boys & Girls Club and the impact she has on people around her is extraordinary. It's comforting and inspiring to have strong women in my life that dedicate their lives to making the world a better place around them. That is what I too strive for and what motivates me in life and this campaign.
This race isn't about me though. We are only as strong as those around us which is why it is so crucial that we not only understand each other's struggles, but how we can address them. I am a normal guy fighting for the great people in our communities. Effective governance requires practical experience in the real world. We don't need someone that has spent their life in politics and knows how to play the system. We need someone that truly knows the every day struggles we are going through, will put people first, will lead by example, and will bring an urgent voice to Washington for the people of the 6th district. I will be honored for you to vote for me so we can make that happen.