Wayne grew up in Minnesota. He spent two years of active duty in the US Army, with one year on the DMZ in South Korea. Wayne studied Sociology at St. Cloud State University. He started working at Gold N Plump Poultry in St Cloud and continued working there in many different areas, spending the last 24 years in Live Production. In Live Production, Wayne held positions such as broiler tech, broiler manager, breeder hatchery manager and Live Production Manager. In 2016, he had an opportunity to work as the Midwest Sales and Tech Representative for Best Veterinary Solutions. In Wayne's free time he enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his two boys that are in college, and also his Pudelpointer named Axel Rose.