Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014
Born May 26, 1974, in Heartwell.
Education: Graduate of Minden High School, 1992; Hastings College (B.A. in biology), 1996; Kansas State University (D.V.M.), 2000.
Occupation: Rancher, veterinarian, professor.
Member: Minden Rotary Club (president, 2004-05); Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association; Nebraska Farm Bureau.
Former member: board of directors, Southern Power District, 2009-14 (secretary, 2011-14).
Honors and awards: 1996 USA Today All-USA Academic First Team.