Wayne graduated from South Dakota State University with a major in Microbiology, Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He went from SDSU to work at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Brookings as a microbiologist while working on his Masters in Microbiology. He then went into vaccine research and developed 2 USDA approved swine vaccines.
Wayne began his sales career with Syntex Animal Health as a sales representative. As a pharmaceutical sales manager in the animal health industry he worked for various pharmaceutical companies through mergers and acquisitions. Some of the companies were IMC, Coopers Animal Health, Mallinkrodt Veterinary, Schering Animal Health and Merck Animal Health.
For the last 6 years before joining LBDS, Wayne was with BetaTec hop products as a Technical Sales/Service Manager selling hop extracts to customers beyond brewing, including the sugar and ethanol industries.
Wayne is married with 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. Wayne enjoys gardening, fishing, hunting and watching his granddaughter’s activities.