My Background

• Juris Doctor from San Antonio's St. Mary's University School of Law in 2001
• Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Minnesota in 1989
• Attorney-Mediator since 2002
• Arbitrator since 2020
• Member, Lake City, MN, Charter Commission
• Part-time real estate agent
• Former San Antonio Housing Authority Hearing Officer
• Former Attorney-Advisor for U.S. Small Business Administration
• Former Clinical Intern, Bexar County, Texas, Office of District Attorney
• Former part-time Adult Education/English as a Second Language instructor
• Extensive experience in advertising, real estate, sales, security, mortgage banking,
     and customer service
• Lived and studied in Mexico and Austria
• Some fluency in German and Spanish
• Graduate of the Civil Air Patrol Solo Flight Encampment for cadets
• Hometown: Red Wing


"The Closer, A Mediation Newsletter",, published monthly, 2009-2014.

"The Upper Mississippi: River of Doubt? Environmental Impacts of Pollution, Development,
   and Regulation", presented at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
   Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2000.

Rainwater for Congress