Party affiliation: Republican
Marketing trainee Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1966-1968. Chemical engineer Clark Oil and Refining, Hartford, Illinois, 1968-1970. Life guard, pool attendant, pool manager various hotels and condominiums, Miami Beach, Florida, 1970-1975.
Associate McCutcheon Law Firm, Minot, North Dakota, 1979-1981. Sole practice, since 1981, Mandan, North Dakota, since 1995. Founder, president Producers Oil & Gas Corporation, since 1992.
Trustee in bankruptcy for chapters 7, 12, and 13, Northwest and Southwest divisions District of North Dakota, 1980-1995. Founder Armstrong Oilwell Operations, 1996.