Born Grand Forks, N.D. 1974 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law. Served five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Bismarck. In private practice in Bismarck, 1981-2014. Served as representative of the State Bar Association to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and served on the ABA Board of Governors. Current Chair, ABA Commission on IOLTA. Appointed District Judge August 2014 by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Elected 2016. Married to Charlotte, daughter Sarah.