Waylon Glienke was born and raised in northwest Iowa. Upon graduating high school, he moved north to Grand Rapids MN in order to pursue college education. Waylon graduated from Itasca Community College in 2016 with an A.A.S. in natural resources law enforcement. The following fall he enrolled at the University of Minnesota Crookston where in 2018 he earned a bachelors degree in natural resource management. Waylon is a fishing and hunting enthusiast and is motivated to use his schooling, knowledge, and experiences to ensure a healthy Northwoods for years to come.