Wayne is the father of two grown children residing in a small rural community beyond the western fringe of the Twin Cities. A native Minnesotan and graduate of the University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science, he is retired from programming business computer systems. His primary recreational activity is square dancing, which he has done for over 50 years.
Wayne became active in politics in 1998 through home school contacts, helping with a failed primary run for Governor (the year Minnesota elected Jessie Ventura). He learned of the U.S. Taxpayers party during the 2000 election cycle while helping to unseat an incumbent Democrat from Congress. When the Republican proved to not be conservative, he became active with the renamed Constitution Party in 2002. Having served terms as the state Vice Chairman, state Secretary and Midwestern States Region Co-Chair, he now serves as Vice Chairman and a District representative on the Constitution Party of Minnesota Executive Board and as Parliamentarian for the National Executive Committee.