I was born in Rapid City, SD and lived there until my family and I moved to Minnesota. I attended Minnetonka High School and as a scholar athlete, I was named All Conference in both basketball and baseball and earned a Division I baseball scholarship at Iowa State University and later, for Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where I graduated with a B.S. in Communications. After college, I became a high school teacher and later a Vice Principal where I devoted myself to serving disadvantaged youth in alternative high schools in both Chicago and Minneapolis.

In 2005, I obtained my Real Estate License and later partnered with Amanda Bowering to form the Troy and Amanda Group at Engel & Volkers which consistently ranks as one of the top grossing sales teams in the area. I am married to my wife Erica and we live with our 2 amazing children, Quinn & Declan in Shorewood, a suburb just west of the Twin Cities. I have an energetic, outgoing personality and love being around and meeting new people. When I’m not at listing appointments, showing homes or talking real estate, I love spending time and traveling with my family, playing baseball, golfing, volunteering in community activities, and watching all sports.