I was born and raised a Presbyterian in Fort Madison, Iowa. I graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree in economics and business. I am married (wife Susan) and have two daughters, J.J. who lives in Naples and Sarah who lives in Kansas City and three grandchildren. I am a full-time resident of Naples, FL having moved here in 2000 from Madisonville, KY. There we owned and operated a True Value Hardware Store and a John Deere power equipment dealership. I have been a member of the Episcopal Church for the past 30 years. I served as Junior Warden in both Kentucky and Bonita Springs. As Junior Warden at St. Mary’s in Bonita Springs, I was responsible for overseeing the construction of The Flora Linda Garden project. For fun, I like to garden, fish, play golf, and walk my Black Lab, Roxie.