I was born and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma. My grandparents were all farmers in the northwestern part of Oklahoma. My father always worked in an agriculture related industry. I have a BS degree and a MA degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. I have been married to my wife, Nancy, since December 19, 1980. We have two children, Courtney and Tanner. We moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, in July of 1995. I have nineteen years' experience as an investment representative and insurance agent.