Kansas is my home, it always has been and always will be. My roots run deep, even predating Kansas Statehood. Born & raised in Southeast Kansas, I grew up in Independence where as a boy I helped my grandfather run the combine, deliver propane, and tend the cattle. As I got older, I helped my father with his cattle, and I now have a few cows of my own. I also helped him pump his small oil lease. He has since given up oil production due to the weight of expanding EPA regulations and higher taxes.
I went to college at Devry in Kansas City, and earned my Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems; learning about Programming, Database Management and Systems Analysis. From there I went to Emporia State University to gain a Political Science degree, but I needed money and accepted a position with Pittsburg State University (short disclaimer: my views are my own and are in no way, shape or form an attempt to represent, misrepresent or affiliate myself with PSU or any position or stance that they may have taken) where I currently work analyzing and developing web-based systems. As I became more and more politically active, the convergence of my unrelated educational endeavors helped me to understand the System of Limited Government established by the US Constitution.
I happily reside just outside of Pittsburg, Kansas just close enough to make the short drive back home if necessary to help build fence, cut wood, work the cattle, help with a family project or enjoy a family gathering. I have a girlfriend of several years, Haylee, who is an RN. It is difficult splitting time between our equally large families, but a good problem to have.
Throughout the year, I look forward to playing softball; fishing, camping, riding horses, and hunting doves, ducks, geese, and deer; and lively political discussion any time. After quite a few form letters from politicians, several disappointing and discouraging encounters with Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and understanding that talking only gets you so far, I decided to take it upon myself to fight for fiscal sanity and to support & defend the US Constitution in Washington DC.