I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. I later gained certification in mathematics education at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I also have taken a number of interesting and challenging courses at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and at St. Norbert College in De Pere (Here I once lived until the summer of 2018 when my wife and I moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where my wife watches our "three grandchildren, Ellwood, Jeanette, and Roland."
I have taught in a number of schools. My experiences in these schools include being a principal of a grade school, an athletic director at a high school, volleyball and softball coach, music and drama teacher, a Latin teacher, an economics teacher, an English teacher, and a high school mathematics teacher. Here at iForward I teach middle school language arts and mathematics as well as a number of high school mathematics classes.
I am married to wife Cathy. We have three adult daughters: Erin, of Greeley, CO: Emma, of Carlisle, PA; and Hannah, of Tacoma, WA.