Age: 59

Address: Amnicon

Family: Wife, two grown children, five grandchildren.

Business/Employment: Retired from Minnesota Power, former owner/operator of First Propane and other businesses.

Government and civic experience and organizations: Active with Mission Covenant Church in Poplar, current chairman.

Why are you running for school board? "I’ve been self-employed for most of my life, along with working for Minnesota Power. What I’d really like to do is bring a bit of a business perspective to how we look at issues with the school district. I want to work to help promote and motivate employees to excel and feel like they have a part in these decisions."