Practice Areas: Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Third Party Custody, Grandparent Visitation, Abuse and Neglect, Child Support, Division of Assets, Allocation of Debts, Prenuptial Agreement,Guardianship and Adoption.
Admitted: 1978, South Dakota; 1980, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Law School: Bachelor of Arts , Masters of Public Administration, Juris Doctorate , University of South Dakota 
Member: Pennington County Bar Association; The State Bar of South Dakota.
Biography: Pi Sigma Alpha. Member, Board of Editors, South Dakota Law Review, 1978. Author: Comment, "Preferential Assessment of Agricultural Property in South Dakota," 22 South Dakota Law Review 632, 1977. South Dakota Special Assistant Attorney General, 1988.
Community Service: State Bar Family Law Committee, Youth and Family Services Director, YFS Kids Fair Chair, Black Hills Red Cross Chair, Family Heritage Alliance Advisory Council, Governor's Legislative and Task Force Visitation Advisory Group.
Awards: Children's Friend Award
Place of birth: Hettinger, North Dakota