I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota as the oldest of seven. Joining the Marines in 2002, I served three tours in Iraq as an 0331, before finishing my enlistment and getting out honorably in 2006.
I graduated from Capella University with a bachelor of arts in public safety with a specialization in criminal justice.
I self-published my first novel, Little Warrior Brother in 2017. The story is about my first tour in Iraq and my Uncle's tour in Vietnam.