Associate of Applied Science, Joliet Junior College, Illinois, 1997. Associate of Applied Science John Deere Ag Technology, Lake Land College, Mattoon, Illinois, 2000.
John Deere technician Kelly Sauder Rupiper Equipment, Pontiac, Illinois, 2005—2008. John Deere tech instructor Lake Land College, since 2008.
Married Deborah Donze, June 24, 2005. Children: Zachary Gerdes, Emma, Kole.