- Party: Republican
- Occupation: Financial Advisor/Businessman
- Financial Planner in SLO for over 30 years. Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Registered Investment Adviser
- Born in Finland, immigrated to the USA at age 16 by himself, now a proud citizen
- 33rd Assembly District Co-Chair, Recall Gray Davis Campaign
- Trustee and Deacon of Grace Church. Director of Simpson College Foundation Board. Director of Air Vol Block, Inc of San Luis Obispo.
- Founding director of Squire Canyon Community Services District
- Married for 36 years to Jean. Children Jana and Daniel