Growing up less than a mile away from Merrell Bros.; I was able to work for my father and uncle. I was able to sweep the floors, take out the trash, and literally be "knee deep in it". I was able to learn the industry at an early age from the ground up. I decided to follow in my father, Ted, and my older brother, Blake, foot steps and attend Purdue University to study Agribusiness Management. After graduation, I decided to come back to the family business. I am able to use the skills I learned at an early age, combined with the economic principles I learned at Purdue, and apply that on an everyday basis to successfully complete large scale projects. To this day you can still find me "knee deep" in a digester, in the bottom of a lagoon operating a piece of equipment, or back at our headquarters getting ready for the next one... I live with my wife, Lauren, and our dog, Cooper.