About me:


I joined the Business Record part-time in 2014 and accepted a full-time position as the newsroom operations manager in 2015. In my role I’ll help elevate the quality, value, reputation and reach of the Business Record’s existing and future products by producing the daily e-newsletters, calendar, On the Moves and an array of other projects and tasks.

While operations are not new to me, the media/journalism field is.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a degree in economics and later attended Des Moines University where I attained a masters in health care administration. Prior to joining the Business Record I managed pharmacies in Wisconsin and provided training to hospital pharmacies around the United States.

I grew up in Oshkosh, Wis. - and yes, that is where OshKosh B’gosh was founded. Having grown up in Wisconsin usually guarantees that you enjoy three things: the Green Bay Packers, bratwursts and cheese curds. All three on a Sunday are a marvelous thing for this Packers shareholder.

I have called Des Moines home since 2012, and recently made the decision to buy a home. Not only do I consider my home a full-time second job, it keeps my wife, Mackenzie Retzlaff, on her toes with all the projects that need to be done.

When I was younger, you could always find me at my father’s auto repair shop, where I continue to spend my time when visiting home. That background fuels a passion for my 1968 Chevelle SS396, and I have even been known to turn some wrenches at the office.

I’m excited to be working alongside the talented writers and editors at the Business Record and plan to continue elevating our print and electronic products to the next level.