Born in Brainerd, MN. Graduated from Shanley High School and Cardinal Muench Seminary in 1999. Started college at Mount St. Mary’s College; finished at North Dakota State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Mass Communications. Earned a Juris Doctor from University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota. Expert/Intern for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. Reference Attorney/Consultant at Thomson Reuters from 2007-2014. Assistant State’s Attorney in McKenzie County from 2014-2017. State’s Attorney for McKenzie County 2017-2018. Law Clerk/Staff Attorney for NWJD from 2019-2023. Appointed District Judge by Gov. Burgum in 2023.