A fifth generation Oregonian, I was born and raised in nearby Lincoln City. I earned a Bachelors of Science in biochemistry and a Masters of Environmental Science in ecology from Western Washington University, where I also met Katie, my wife of 18 years.

In 2006, Katie and I moved to Yamhill County to start our farm, Oakhill Organics. We’ve been selling organic fruits and vegetables to our local community ever since and are raising our two children on our farm.

In November 2018, I was elected to serve as Yamhill County Commissioner. My priorities as Commissioner are to encourage public involvement in Yamhill County government and initiate long-term planning for our community.