Company: President of the Appraisal Group, which does mostly commercial work.

Birth place: Minneapolis.

Education: Fridley Grace High School; bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Minnesota; master's degree in real estate appraising from the University of St. Thomas.

Residence: Shoreview and a lake place on Lake Darling in Alexandria.

Family: two daughters, 23 and 8.

Hobbies: Remodeling lake place in Alexandria, boating, coaching daughter's baseball and soccer teams.

Oddest house he's had to appraise: A 23,000-square-foot home on Lake Minnetonka. A door led to a slide that led down to a swimming pool on the lower level.