Bachelor, Willamette University, 1993. Juris Doctor, Willamette University, 1998.
Legal intern United States Attorneys Office, 1996. Law clerk Oregon Department Justice, 1996—1998. Council member, judiciary committee, 2000.
State representative District 17 Alaska, 2000—2002. State representative District 28, 2003—2006. State senator District N, since 2007.
Member of Young Representatives, American Diabetes Association, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth North, Salem's Women's Crisis Center, Habitat for Humanity, CASA for Children, Covenant House, Anchorage Republican Women's Club.
1 child Grayson.