Roger and his wife Mary Jo have lived in Ames for 35 years. Their grown son and daughter reside in the Des Moines area along with their spouses and 6 grandchildren.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri - Columbia “MIZZOU”.
Roger retired from the position of Chief Operating Officer at McFarland Clinic following 35 years of service. He has been active in state, regional, and national professional organizations including a term as President of the Iowa Medical Group Management Association, and attained Certified Medical Practice Executive status.
Community volunteer leadership positions have included Ames Public Library Friends Foundation (President), Ames Public Library Board of Trustees (President), United Way of Story County (Treasurer, Campaign Chair) and SafeNet Rx (Treasurer).