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Education

UW Wisconsin MSSW in social work

Carthage College MEd in Counseling

Carthage College BSW in Social Work

Work

I am a licensed clinical social worker and own my own therapy practice.  Because I am also a cancer patient, my work is limited to part time.

Hobbies and Interests

I love being busy. ¬†I love swimming and biking when I am able. ¬†I love to be creative…everything from writing to painting to jewelry making to paper crafts to gardening. I just published a book and am in the process of editing another.

Pets, Children, Grandchildren

I live with 3 cats: Addie, Lacey, Ella and I have 2 grown daughters, Amber and Brianna.

Faith / Denomination

I am an ELCA Lutheran

Relationship Status

I am married to an amazing woman, Brandi and we have been together for 18 years.

Degree of "Outness"

I am out. ¬†I have recently published my memoir, titled, “I’d Rather Love Life Than Hate Cancer”, where I discuss my wife and marriage.