Jody grew up in Granite Falls, Minnesota. After his high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served 8 years as a Military Policeman. After his service, he attended Southwestern Technical College in Minnesota, in Automotive Collision Repair. When he graduated in 1996, he moved to Conway where he worked in a local shop for a year. When the owner discontinued the collision repair business, Jody decided to go into business for himself and launched A&J Collision Repair in 1997. Since then, as not only an “A” rated business with the top insurance companies that he deals with but also, his business has grown to become a very highly reputable and a well established collision repair facility.