Devils Lake High School graduate, 1990. U.S. Navy, 1990-1993. North Dakota Police Office Training Course graduate, 1995. Police officer in Cando and Devils Lake, 1995-1997. University of North Dakota, BBA, 2000. University of North Dakota School of Law, JD, 2004. In private practice, Grand Forks, 2004-2007. Grand Forks Public Defenders Office, 2007-2012. In private practice, Bismarck, 2012-2018. Elected district judge, 2018.