Hometown: Davenport, Iowa. Has lived in Dubuque since 1984.
Family: Married with four adult children.
Occupation: Director of Northeast Iowa School of Music.
Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from St. Ambrose University and Northern Illinois University, respectively.
Political experience: First elected to Dubuque City Council in 2007.
Civic experience: Board member of Four Mounds Foundation, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study and Operation: New View Community Action Agency; past board member of Dubuque Main Street.