I graduated with honors from Flathead High School in 1989. I joined the Marine Corps in 1990 and served in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Calm and Operation Sea Angel. I was promoted to the level of E-4 (Corporal). While in the Marine Corps, I married my wife, Marcie, in 1992. After 10 years of marriage we had a daughter then 3 years later a son.
After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, I became a Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member and moved to Washington State to pursue a career in the Fire Service. I served as a Firefighter from 1994 through 2013. I was promoted to Lieutenant in January of 1997. I served as a Training Officer, CPR Instructor, Incident Safety Officer, Incident Commander and several other leading roles over the years. I also served on our Firefighter's Union for much of my fire service career and held every position from Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President.
During my last few years in Washington I served as the Ferndale Veteran's Memorial President and helped create, secure funds and erect the Memorial located at Griffintown Park on 2nd Avenue and Washington Street in Ferndale, WA.
I retired from the fire department and resigned from being the Sgt at Arms for the American Legion Post 154 in 2013 to return to the Flathead to pursue my next venture, in Real Estate.
In 2013, I began working with Performance Real Estate. Since then I have obtained my Broker's License and Supervising Broker Endorsement. I bought the Brokerage in 2018. I work with some of the best people in the business with an incredible culture. I have an extremely high sense of ethics and service to others. I will continue to serve others as long as I am able to do so.