Bachelor in Political Science, University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1990. Juris Doctor, George Washington University National Law Center, 1994.
Legislation director to Congressman Scott McInnis, associate to House Committee on rules & legal counsel United States Congress, Washington, 1992—1998. Associate Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber, Professional Corporation,, Denver, 1998—2001. Director congressional affairs, counselor to secretary United States Department Interior, Washington, 2001—2004, deputy chief of staff, counselor to secretary, 2004—2005, deputy solicitor Washingtton, 2005—2006, solicitor Washington, 2006—2009.
Shareholder Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck, LLP, since 2009. Chairman International Boundary Commission on United States & Canada, 2007—2009.
Member of Colorado State Bar Association.
Married Gena Rae Bernhardt. Children: William, Katherine.