Party affiliation: Republican
Law clerk to Judge Fred B. Cramer, Hamilton, Ohio, 1979—1980. Assistant prosecuting attorney Butler County, 1980—1987. Sole practice Fairfield, since 1988.
Partner Grove & Matre, Fairfield, 1979—1987. Instructor finance Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981—1984. Board director advisory council Hamilton Tool Company, 1982—1986.
Member executive committee Butler County Representatives, Hamilton, 1980—1981. Proprietor Copper Fox Stables, Silverwood Farm. Member of American Bar Association, Ohio Quarter Horse Association (secretary 1997-1998), Cincinnati Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, American Quarter Horse Association (Decade Service recognition), National Snaffle Bit Association (area director 1989), Kentucky Colonel, Gamma Sigma Delta.