Born and raised in Chicago, IL.
Undergrad at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. (1994) Law School at John Marshall in Chicago (1999). Moved to Alaska and clerked for two Superior Court Judges before taking an associate position at Turner & Mede, P.C. (fka Owens & Turner). Worked at Turner & Mede from September 2001 until December 2016 when both partners retired. During that time focused on Business and Corporations, Employment, Real Estate, Employment and Native Law. Began representing Ounalashka Corporation in September 2001. After Turner & Mede retired, worked briefly at Garvey Schubert Barer and then Holmes Weddle & Barcott acting as outside General Counsel for numerous Alaskan entities.
In August 2019 began a full-time, in-house position with OC, in large part to devote more time to the Makushin Geothermal Project.