Position: Chief Executive Officer
Born: Sept. 11 in Rochester, MN.
Years with company/industry: 15/18.
Family: Lillian (11), Arlyn (9), Lewis (7), Hermann (4).
Education: Goodhue Public High School.
Favorite hobbies/interests: Outdoor time with my kids and riding my motorcycle.
Favorite place to eat on the road: Steak or fish on the grill with friends and family.
Favorite vacation spot: My aunt’s cabin in northern Minnesota with my kids.
Best mentor: My uncle, Hermann, was a great mentor to me. He taught me a lot about work ethic, compassion, and doing things for others. Starting from five years old, I spent a lot of time with him on the farm, at work, and volunteering with him for many of the organizations he was involved in.
Someone I admire: My omi, Anneliese, emigrated from Germany in 1954 with nothing and settled on a farm in rural Minnesota with my grandpa. They started a farm and family together. Her story is one of determination and hard work.