Diploma, Childrens Institute of Literature, Redding, Connecticut, 1997.
Editor nebraskafishing.com, Norfolk, Nebraska, 2000—2004. With United States Army, 1987-1989.
Fishing tournament coordinator and weigh-in judge nebraskafishing.com, Crofton, Nebraska, 2000—2003. Member of North America Fishing Club.
Married Svetlana A. Nielsen, February 5, 2000. Children: Bredan Mitchell, Emily Ann, Amber Nicole, Ashley Breann.