Cory grew up on his parent’s hobby farm near Rice, Minnesota. He attended St. Cloud Technical College for both Advertising and Sales/Management. While at St. Cloud Technical College, Cory was on the Dean’s list for academic excellence and qualified for national competition in the DECA marketing team event. Cory and wife Kate live in St. Joseph, Minnesota with their three children. Cory has enjoyed working for AgStar on the Home Mortgage team since November 2003. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce in St. Cloud, Waite Park and Sauk Rapids. He is also a member of two local groups centered on cultivating the next generation of Central Minnesota business leaders.