Associate in Communications, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1990. Bachelor in Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1993.
State director for central Pennsylvania, Senator Rick Santorum United States Senate, 1994-1998. Member District 34 Pennsylvania State Senate, Harrisburg, since 1999, member finance, banking & insurance, rules & executive nominations, state government committees, majority policy committee chairman, 2007—2008, chairman appropriations committee, since 2009.
Member National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Bellefonte Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, Bellefonte Intervalley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown State College, Inc., Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.
Married Kelli Lopsonzski, June 22, 2001. Children: Isabella, Davis, Jacob.