Born in Belfield, ND and raised on a ranch near Grassy Butte, ND. B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University, 2006. Law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, 2010. In private legal practice in Bismarck, ND, 2010 to 2015. Staff Attorney for the ND State Court Administrator Office, 2015 to 2018. Judicial Referee and Magistrate for the South Central Judicial District, 2018 to 2021. Appointed District Judge in 2021 by Governor Doug Burgum.