In November 2001, I joined the Sheriff's Office as a civilian Security Support Specialist. In that position, I was able to observe the tasks of deputies and decided I wanted to join up. I was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in the Fall of 2003. In my career as a deputy, I have been assigned to the jail, Task Force, patrol, child support enforcement and Family Court Commissioner Bailiff. I am currently assigned as a community deputy working out of the DCSO West Precinct.
A community deputy has a wide variety of job duties. I am involved with community events and presentations. I am a liaison to our local schools and the Office of School Safety. I also investigate sensitive crimes. I assist citizens who need mental health and other critical social services. I also back up our patrol deputies as needed.
I have worked as a Recruiter for the Sheriff's Office, which afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the Upper Midwest.
On a personal note, I have made an effort to increase my fitness to become healthier and to be a better deputy. In 2008-2009, I lost over 110 pounds and I was one of Anytime Fitness’ member of the year. I am a father to two daughters and a step-dad to another daughter and son. I enjoy working out, music, travel, exploring our state parks and all the local festivals.
I've been with DCSO since 2005. I'm a "late bloomer" to this career. Watching the heroes, the first responders, on 9/11 had a HUGE impact on me. I was inspired to follow my lifelong dream of being in law enforcement. I returned to college taking night classes while working full-time. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
What attracted me to the Dane County Sheriff's Office was the variety of assignments available both long and short-term. I have had the opportunity to do the following: Recruiter, Special Events Team, Jail Training Officer, new-hire Mentor, Task Force, Background Investigator, Academy Instructor, Jail Diversion, Patrol, and I’m currently a Contract Deputy with the Village of Black Earth.
When I’m not at work I’m probably outside doing something. I love camping, kayaking, snow shoeing, hiking, boating, golfing, driving our UTV on trails.