About Rod

  • Rod was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois.


  • He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.


  • In 1978 he moved to Colorado and began his professional career as a fraud investigator in the banking industry.


  • In 1989 he received a diploma from the University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School of Banking.


  • Rod held numerous management positions throughout his 17 year banking career specializing in consumer and small business lending.


  • After leaving banking, he ran a home-based small business for 9 years prior to running for office.


  • He was elected as a County Commissioner in 2004.


  • Rod has been married to his wife Susan for more than 33 years and raised 5 children who graduated from Cherry Creek Schools. They have four grandchildren.


  • He enjoys spending time with his family and reading books on history and politics.


  • Rod's greatest passion is his work as a public servant. This is demonstrated by the tireless hours he spends working on various boards and commissions to fully represent the interests of his constituents.