City: Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1985 and then earned a fire science degree from Spokane Community College. He graduated from paramedic school in 1989.
Work experience: He worked briefly for District 8 as a volunteer before working at the Millwood Fire Department for three years. He worked for Fire District 7 in Snohomish County from 1991 to 2021. He still picks up occasional paramedic shifts with Snohomish County Fire District 26 and Orcas Island Fire and Rescue.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married to Elizabeth Larsen. Has three children and three grandchildren.
Voters have a choice in November between two candidates for Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioner with multiple years of experience in the fire service, but in different ways.