A leading force engaging people and ideas in building a better future for rural America.
Loan Portfolio Manager
Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP)
Rural America has always held a special place in my heart. I was born and raised in southwest Iowa in a small community. I’ve had pit stops in major metropolitan areas, but always found my way back to rural America because of the people. Caring about individuals and their lives has been instilled in me since I was young, and I want my daughter to have that same love of rural as I do.
Throughout my career, I’ve had several years of grant writing, traditional commercial banking, and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) experience. In my role with the Center, I’m looking forward to using that experience to help people realize their dream of opening their own business.
I’ve been married to my wife Amanda for almost seven years. She owns her own small business in Pender, Nebraska. We have one daughter named Jovi who is the light of our lives. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, travel, and play golf. I’m an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and enjoy water sports.