I grew up in a small town where I joined my first Fire and Rescue Department in 2004. In 2002, I joined the US Army Reserves and was stationed at the 432 CA BN out of Green Bay, WI where I spent the last 13 years as a Civil Affairs Operator and a Civil Affairs Medic. I have been deployed twice, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. During my deployment, I was wounded twice by the enemy and received two purple hearts.
I am married to my wife, Lisa Ackley, and we have two amazing little girls, Adeline and Ava. After my last deployment I was able to attend Paramedic School as well as some fire classes, I have an associate’s degree as a Paramedic Tech from Moraine Park Technical College. I just finished my Junior year at UW Oshkosh in the Fire and Emergency Management degree program.
I currently work for the City of Beaver Dam as a Firefighter – Paramedic, I am our peer support team member and am the Lead TEMS Medic/Service Director of the Dodge County TEMS Team.