Born and raised in Jamestown, ND. Graduate, Jamestown High School, 1992. B.A, Political Science, University of North Dakota, 1996. J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 2002. Private practice of law, 2002-2004. Law Clerk, Southeast Judicial District, 2004-2006. Chief Assistant State's Attorney, Stutsman County, 2006-2016. Elected District Judge 2016. Wife, Wenda, children Luke, Isabel and Grace.