Duane was born and raised on a farm near Monon, IN. Attended Purdue University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. His professional career involved working in the Agricultural Industry as a Buyer, Manager and Logistics Coordinator. Volunteer activities have included Contact Help Crisis Line, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Lafayette Urban Ministries Homeless Shelter. For enjoyment, his leisure activities include boating, spending time with his family, reading, sports and Travel.