I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon where I graduated from Sunset High School and lettered on the varsity basketball team. I attended Judson Baptist College in The Dalles and 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 celebrated our 26th anniversary this year. We have one son, who recently graduated Hosanna Christian School. My wife, who grew up in Klamath, and I returned to live in Klamath County in 2001. We are small business owners who also enjoy country living on a small farm.
My family attends Calvary Chapel Church in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I served, a little over three years, on the Board of Directors for the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. For 17 years, I have owned an online marketing agency that specializes in web design, cloud development and email marketing. Before that I worked in management, marketing and customer support, for three Fortune 500 companies in Portland (Georgia-Pacific, Tektronix and Xerox).
As a business owner 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 a undue burden to all businesses, especially the small and rural ones, in Oregon.