I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon where I graduated from Sunset High School and lettered on the varsity basketball team. I graduated from Oregon State University with cum laude honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. My Business Administration degree emphasized International Business and Marketing, with a minor in German and Economics.
I married my college sweetheart, the woman of my dreams. My wife and I will celebrate our 29th anniversary this year. We have one son, who graduated Hosanna Christian School in Klamath Falls and is a crew chief in the United States Air Force. My wife, who grew up in the district, and I returned to live in Klamath County in 2001. We are small business owners who also enjoy simple country living on a small farm.
My family attends Calvary Chapel Church in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I served, a little over three years, on the Board of Directors for the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. For nearly 20 years I have owned wrinkled, inc. — an online agency —that specializes in web design, cloud development and email marketing. Before that I worked in management, marketing and customer support, for three Fortune 500 companies in Portland (Xerox, Tektronix and Georgia-Pacific). I am also proud to have served two terms in the State Legislature for the people of Klamath Falls, Merrill, Malin, Keno, Bonanza, Dairy, Sprague River and Lakeview.
As a business owner and legislator I have seen first hand the negative impact of increased taxes, new fees and additional regulations. I understand in order to thrive, businesses must keep costs to a minimum. Unfortunately our State government continues to add undue burdens to all businesses, especially the small and rural ones, in Oregon.