Party affiliation: Democrat
Law clerk to chief judge Donald Porter United States District Court South Dakota, Pierre, 1988-1989, judge, since 2009. Associate Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1989-1992, partner South Dakota, 1993—2009. Regional coordinator Lawyers Speakers Bureau, Sioux Falls, 1993-1994.
Member Standing Public Relations Committee, South Dakota, since 1994, Negligence and Tort Law Committee, since 1994.
Denomination: Roman Catholic