Dr. Burkhardt, originally from Sheboygan, received a Bachelor of Science from UW Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Visual Science and a Doctorate's degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Burkhardt also has advanced Certification for the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease (1990). He is a member of the American Optometric Society. After practicing optometry in Louisville, KY for several years, Dr. Burkhardt returned to Wisconsin and opened a practice in Chilton in 1993, which he still operates. He resides in Appleton and enjoys travel, tennis, boating and downhill skiing.