Born in South Dakota and raised in NW Iowa, I sought higher education back in South Dakota at SDSU. Following graduation there, I worked for a construction and land development company in the MetroWest area of Boston, MA for 3 years, then returned and obtained a law degree from USD. After a judicial clerkship for the Honorable John B. Jones in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota, I have been in private practice of law in Sioux Falls. My practice involves representing people and companies throughout the region in state and federal courts plus administrative hearings or appeals. When not working, I am usually at home on our acreage or hiking, fishing or engaged in family, church or local Brandon Valley School District activities of my children.