Born in 1972. Graduate, Williston High School, 1991. Graduate, University of North Dakota, 1995. J.D. degree from University of North Dakota School of Law, 1999. Private legal practice in Williston, 1999-2006. Supervising attorney, North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, Williston office, 2006-2010. Elected District Judge in 2010. Married: wife Paula and five children.