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 celebrated our 30th anniversary last 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 Klamath County, and I returned to live in Klamath County in 2001 to raise our son. Before the legislature we were small business owners. We currently enjoy simple country living on our small farm.
Life in South-Central Oregon
Gin & I attend Calvary Chapel Church in Klamath Falls. I served for over three years on the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. For nearly 20 years I owned and operated a web development company. 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 be serving my third term in the State Legislature for the people of Klamath Falls, Merrill, Malin, Keno, Bonanza, Dairy, Sprague River and Lakeview.
As a small business owner, and as a 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.