I was born and raised in Fort Dodge Iowa, the oldest of 9 siblings. At age 17 I joined the Marine Corps. From January 1972 through October 1998 I honorably served in the Corps obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Upon retiring I obtained a degree in Geo-Science from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach. In December 2004 we moved to Crane Missouri where I still reside. From 2005 through 2011 I worked as a Salesperson/Broker for James River Realty and then Southwest Realtors. In May of 2010 I started working at the Bank of Billings as a loan officer. For about one year I was a full time loan officer and part time Realtor. In 2011 I had to hang up my license due to a conflict of interest. I stayed at the bank until 2013 and then worked at Cox North Hospital in Patient Financial Services for two years. I eventually went back into banking working at Peoples Community Bank from 2015 until March of 2017. During my time away from Real Estate I really missed it and planned to return someday. March first was my last day at the bank and the start of my new journey back as a Realtor.