I was born the second of three children and raised in Great Falls, Montana. My father was a plumber and my mother was a nurse. While attending Great Falls High School, I was active in student government and sports. I was an all state football player and placed first at state in track sprint relays. After graduating high school I attended MSU-Billings on a football scholarship where I also served as a member of the student senate. I graduated with a Bachelor and Masters degrees in Education with an emphasis in Public Administration.
I also attended the University of Montana and studied for a Masters degree in Public Administration. I had the honor of being selected and participating in a three year advanced learning opportunity in Leadership Development sponsored by the Federal Judiciary Center in Washington, D.C.
After college I was employed as an Adult Probation and Parole Officer for 7 years. Following this position I was hired by the United States Courts as a Probation Officer. I served in this position for 21 years. The last 7.5 years before retirement I was a Chief Executive Officer for the U.S. Courts in Montana. After a short retirement I went to work as manager of the Billings Job Service. I am now retired and have the time and energy to devote to serving in the legislature.
I was married for 34 years to Lori Grose Fleming. We were blessed with 2 sons, Scott and Riley who we raised in Billings and attended local public schools. I was very active in coaching and mentoring youth sports in Billings. I was involved for 18 years with Little Guy Wrestling, YMCA Flag Football and Little Guy Football.
In January of 2018, I was appointed to represent House District 51 to fill an unexpired term. In November of 2018 I was elected as the Representative for House District 51. This past legislative session I served on the following committees; State Administration, Transportation and Local Government. I am currently serving on the Law and Justice interim committee. During the past legislature I sponsored bills signed by the governor to improve the juvenile justice system and financially enhance the department of military affairs.