Jerry began square dancing in 1965. He started calling a year later, while still in high school,
and for the next 20 years, was the club caller for a number of clubs in northeast Nebraska. He traveled as much as his farming operation would allow. The spring of 1986 brought with it the decision to devote full time to calling square dances.
The year 2018 will mark his 52nd year of calling square dances.
Jerry firmly believes in the development of new callers, and the continuing education of established callers. As an accredited CALLERLAB coach, Jerry has been on the staff of various caller schools and seminars around the country. He conducts his own school, The Heart of America Caller's School, each summer in the Midwest.
During the winter months, Jerry and his wife, Sharon, make their home in Mesa, Arizona where he is the resident caller for three RV parks, and maintains a complete program of square dancing from Beginners through A-2.
Traveling extensively during the summer months, he thoroughly enjoys the traveling side of calling and the many friends he has made throughout the activity.
Jerry takes special pride in calling smooth, flowing
choreography with the basic philosophy that "Square Dancing Should Be Fun".