I am a lifelong South Dakota resident who was born and raised in Sioux Falls. I graduated from Washington High School in 1998 and earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2002. Currently, I work for a Sioux Falls-based healthcare system.
In 2011, I married my wife and best friend, Kylie, who is an elementary school teacher. Together we help raise my six year-old son, Carson, who is a second grader in the Harrisburg School District.
Public service is important to my family. My mother, De Knudson, is a former Sioux Falls City Councilor (2002-2010), who worked tirelessly to move Sioux Falls forward. My father, Dave Knudson, spent eight years in the South Dakota Senate (2003-2010) and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007-2010. He was a champion for K-12 education, open government and was a true leader.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and Wild.