I have lived in the Chippewa Valley most of my life. I’m originally from Mondovi, WI and my wife Cheryl and I both graduated from UW Eau Claire. I entered the banking world in 1992, and gained valuable experience over the six years I spent with Firstar (now US) and M&I (now BMO Harris) banks.
I hit the 20 year mark at WBD in the Spring of 2018. In the early years, I worked as analyst and thought I was best suited to be the behind-the-scenes, number cruncher. However, that changed, and in a loan officer capacity I quickly realized how much I enjoyed meeting with lenders and entrepreneurs, discussing projects and coming up with financing structures to help them. Armed with a strong support staff, I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with a great team in the Eau Claire WBD office!
I’ve lived on the south side of Eau Claire all of my adult life, and Cheryl and I have two great kids, Kayla and Darian. Kayla graduated from UW Madison, spent three years teaching at a bilingual school in Madrid, and now lives and works in Nashville. Darian is attending UW La Crosse, pursuing a business degree and focusing on accounting and finance.
I’m a bit of a sports fanatic, with a special interest in anything Wisconsin (Packers/Badgers/Brewers). I love to hunt, fish, play golf and work out. My favorite week of the year is our Canada fishing trip tradition with my wife, son and friends, and I’ve been known to reserve several vacation days each fall to sit in a tree!