Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics with honors, Harvard University, 1983. Master of Arts in Philosophy and Polar Studies, Cambridge University, 1986. Juris Doctor, University California, 1990.
Exporter United Exporters Company. Co-owner Snow City Cafe. Partner EZR Company; director Institute of the North.
Law clerk Alaska State Court of Appeals. Enforcement officer United States Antarctic Program, 1993—1994. Assistant district attorney Anchorage, 1993—1993.
Owner Nunatak, LLC, since 2001. Member Alaska House of Representatives, 1996—2006, minority leader, 1999—2006. Board directors Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
Member board directors Boys & Girls Club Anchorage, Special Olympics, Community Dispute Resolution Center.
Married Mara Kimmel; children: Hannah, Noah.