Bachelor in broadcast journalism and political science, Syracuse University, 1995.
Producer and weekend assignment manager KUTV Channel 2 News, 1995—1998. Special products producer KTVX News, 1998. Legislation fellow to Senator Bob Graham United States Senate, Washington, 1998—1999, deputy press secretary to Senator Dick Durbin, 1999—2000.
Communications director and policy advisor to Republican Frank Pallone, Junior United States House of Representatives, 2000—2011.