Graduated from Wayne High School in 1994

Graduated Midland Lutheran College class of 1999

Majored in Education (Physical Education)

Master’s in Educational Administration – Wayne State College

Doctorate in Educational Administration – UNO

Current Occupation: Assistant Superintendent of Operations – Bennington Public Schools

Married – Wife Sarah and children Isaac and Ally

Current hobbies – Golf, going to concerts, cooking and attending my kid’s activities

Favorite Class – Band

Favorite Teacher – Mr. Weber

Fondest memory of being a Blue Devil: I enjoyed the bus rides to and from athletic events and band competitions where I would visit with friends, relive the games, and listen to music.


Gradated From Wayne High School in 2006

Graduated From Wayne State College

Major in History and Political Science/ Minor in Public Administration and Business

Current Occupation – Mayor City of Wayne and Nebraska State Director for Center for Infrastructure and Economic Development

Not Married

Current Hobbies – Running and Golf

Favorite Class – Foods and Nutrition with Karen Schardt

Favorite Teacher – Mr. Spieker

Fondest Memory of being a Blue Devil: During my first semester of college I realized how well the Wayne Community Schools had prepared me for my educational journey. One of the things that makes Wayne so special is the entire support system surrounding our youth – the school serving as the central pillar. I feel a great deal of gratitude to all the teachers, staff, and community members who have helped and inspired me along the way. Go Blue Devils!



Graduated 2002

Graduated University of Nebraska Lincoln – Major in History with Minor in Philosophy and Political Science

Advanced Degrees J.D. Stanford Law School

Current Occupation – Attorney Chief Federal Public Defender for Iowa

Married – Katelyn Wilson No Children

Current Hobbies – Spending time with my wife, parents, and sisters and their families; spending time with our dogs; running marathons, half-marathons, and ultra-marathons; consistently being disappointed by Nebraska Cornhuskers athletics.

Favorite Class – It would be difficult to choose a favorite class or teacher. I had a universally great experience.

Fondest Memory of being a Blue Devil – I have many good memories, so it is difficult to choose the fondest. I will say that winning the state cross-country team championship during our senior year was likely the best, in part because so many of my classmates were on the cross-country team (both varsity and JV), and it was wonderful to celebrate with them all.