Married; three children. Graduate Stevens Point Area Senior H.S.; B.S. in political science and public administration, UW-Stevens Point 1993; UW-Madison La Follette Institute of Public Affairs graduate work. Full-time legislator. Former legislative aide and executive director, Plover Area Business Assn. Member: Heart of Wisconsin Business and Economic Alliance; Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Business and Professional Women; Portage Co. Democratic Party (former chp.); Portage Co. Business Council. Dewey Town Board 1993-94. Elected to Assembly 1998 to 2002 (resigned eff. 5/9/03); elected to Senate in April 2003 special election; reelected 2004. Minority Caucus Secretary 1999.