DJ was raised on a fifth-generation family farm near Trumbull, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Since graduating he has worked and gained experience in multiple aspects of the Ag sector. He has worked as a crop adjuster for Crop Risk Services, was a Specialty Grain Merchandiser for Central Valley Ag, and was a regional sales rep for IronConnect covering most of the United States and Canada during his time there seeing many different types of farming operations.
DJ obtained his Real Estate Associate license in Nebraska in 2019. DJ has also graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering and is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association as well as the National Auctioneers Association.
DJ and his wife Samantha live in Hastings with their son John who was born March 2021.