JR moved here in the ‘70s from Michigan. After graduating from Rampart High School, he attended UCCS, receiving his BS in business then followed by his MBA.
In the mid 2000's, JR served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Colorado Springs. Here is where JR showed his commitment to the successful growth of the Colorado Springs area. JR has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys skiing, wake-boarding, wake-surfing, and sky skiing - when he's not climbing up on roofs for Colorado Commercial Roofing, Inc.