Tell us a little about your family
I am truly blessed with an amazing family. My wife Cory and I have two boys— Ben is 5 and Tommy is 2. As anyone with young children knows, they are quite a handful at times, but we wouldn’t trade one ounce of their energy or enthusiasm, even when it’s not exactly focused in the right direction. My wife is a dentist with Lifepoint Dental Partners and works on the south side of Des Moines.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a partner at Hartung & Schroeder, LLP, a general litigation law firm in downtown Des Moines. While we do not specialize in any one area, a large portion of our practice is focused on business/corporate law, family law, personal injury litigation and class action lawsuits.
When you’re not working, what activities do you like to do with your family?
We try to spend as much time as possible outside. While this often revolves around soccer or tee ball games, we also spend a lot of time at the pool or with friends in our neighborhood. As is the case in much of the Waukee area, we have an amazing group of families in our neighborhood, and almost all of them have children, so on any given night, there’s usually a group of kids playing somewhere.
We hear you’re a fitness enthusiast. Tell us about that.
I’m not sure I qualify as an “enthusiast,” but I definitely enjoy working out. I have historically been a runner, but over the last six months, I’ve gotten involved in hot yoga at Power Life Yoga. I find the workouts incredibly challenging, both mentally and physically, and I truly enjoy the community of individuals I’ve met there.
In this issue, we talk about Iowa vineyards and finer dining. Do you and your wife have a favorite place for date nights?
That is a tough question! Des Moines has such a great collection of locally owned and operated restaurants to choose from. One of our favorites has always been Bistro Montage. Both the food and service are always amazing. A newer restaurant we have enjoyed is Reed’s Hollow in Beaverdale. It has an eclectic menu and great atmosphere.