B.S. degree from Brigham Young University (1987). J.D. degree from the University of South Dakota (1991). Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Jerry L. Larson, Justice, Iowa Supreme Court (1990 – 1991). Served nine years as an Assistant Attorney General and sixteen years as the North Dakota Solicitor General and Director of the Civil Litigation Division of the North Dakota Office of Attorney General (1991-2016). In private practice in Bismarck (2016 to 2018). President-Elect, Board of Governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. Former President, State Bar Association of North Dakota Ethics Committee. Former President, Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Appointed District Judge September 2018 by Gov. Doug Burgum. Married to Laura, 6 children.