I am a life-long resident to the Fort Wayne area. I come from a family that has been in the Bluffton Indiana area about 180 years. I was born and lived there until I was six years old, then my family moved to Leo Indiana.
Growing up, I went to Leo Elementary 1st to 3rd grade, Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne 4th-5th grades and then back to Leo Elementary, I attended Leo Jr/Sr High School graduated from there.
I am a graduate of Indiana University Fort Wayne with an A.S.B. in Administration, a B.A. in Economics and a B.S.B with a double major in Management and Economics. I pursued my degrees while owning a operating a local tree service with between 4 and 8 full time employees.
I am Married to Heidi (Hackenjos) Pence and we have three children: a boy (2004), a girl (2006) and another boy (2008).