I grew up in South Dakota and joined the Army right after High School. Since then, my family and I have had the opportunity to move around the country and experience different types of communities. Prior to retiring from the Army, I knew that I wanted to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their life. My late father-in-law had a big impact on this decision many years ago as he retired from the Coast Guard after 30 years and decided to make the same decision. After leading Soldiers for many years, helping others comes naturally. I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to building relationships with them.