- Northwestern High School- '10
- Bachelors Degree in AgriBusiness Management, Purdue University '14
- Crossroads Community Church
"Growing up less than a mile away from Merrell Bros., Inc., 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's, and my older brother, Blake's, 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 University, 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."