After a childhood spent in South Dakota, I began my military life by attending the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1996. While at the Academy I became friends with Navy SEAL Foundation Board member Mike Martin. Together we graduated BUS/s Class 210. As a SEAL, I was stationed with Special Delivery Vehicle Team 2, SEAL Team 3, and SEAL Team 7 with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. I am currently serving this great country as a civilian in the Department of State with overseas tours in Greece and Denmark. My beautiful wife, Christy, and I are raising our three great children, Sean, Stu, and Adelaide in Northern Virginia.