Bachelor in Economics, University Minnesota, 1985. Bachelor in Finance, University Minnesota, 1985. Master of Business Administration in Financial and Marketing, University Notre Dame, 1986.
Corporation finance analyst Cowles Media Company, Minneapolis, 1987-1989. Senior finance analyst Star Tribune newspaper, 1989-1992. President Tiger Oak Publications, Inc., since 1992.
Adjunct professor Concordia College, St. Paul, 1989—1991. Adjunct professor Master of Business Administration program University St. Thomas, since 2001. Consultant University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1998, Minnesota Orchestra, Minneapolis, 1997—1998, Arts Midwest, Minneapolis, 1995—1996.
Member finance committee Governor Arnie Carlson, Minneapolis, 1994-1995.