Originally from rural southern Minnesota, Reed and his family have been Iowans for 38 years, with 28 of those years based in Marshalltown. Reed and his wife Rita have two adult daughters and one grandson.
Reed was has a degree in business. His extensive volunteer involvement and leadership positions in and around Marshalltown help Reed provide leadership for Prairie Rivers. His work experience in retail, service, manufacturing, construction and real estate has been of value to the Prairie Rivers board.
Reed is a Realtor with Five Star Real Estate Group in Marshalltown, and an estimator for asphalt streets, roads and parking lots for Cessford Construction in LeGrand.
Reed is active in the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as the government affairs chair person. He also serves as chair person of the Marshall County Extension Council and is a Master Gardener and a Master Conservationist. Reed is also active in local politics.