Bachelor in History, University Cincinnati, 1985.
Staff writer, fin.editor News Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, 1984—1987. Contributing writer Associated Press, 1987. Pesss secretary to representative Henry Hyde Illinois, 1987—1993.
Chief operating officer United States Capitol History Society, 1993—1994. Press secretary to representative Henry Hyde Illinois, 1994—1998. Communications director United States House Judiciary Committee, 1995—2001.
Republican communications director United States House International Relations Committee, 2001—2006. Managing director, public affairs Millennium Challenge Corporation, 2006—2007. Spokesman, Republican staff United States House Foreign Affairs Committee, since 2007.