I was born in Valley City, North Dakota on November 11, 1962. While I was a toddler, my parents moved from North Dakota to Fairview, Montana where my dad coached and taught for 2 years. We then relocated to Fort Benton, Montana. I attended Kindergarten through 12th grade in Fort Benton, graduating from High School in 1981.
I attended Miles City Community College for one year and then graduated from Western Montana College in Dillon in 1986. While in undergraduate school, I played on the men’s basketball team and was named to the Frontier Conference, all conference, my senior year.
I then attended law school in Portland, Oregon at Lewis and Clark College. I graduated from Lewis and Clark in 1989. I was a Judicial Law Clerk, for the Honorable Alan C. Bonebreak, for one year. Then, after passing the Idaho Bar Exam, I moved to Boise, Idaho and began working at the law firm of Risch, Goss, Insinger and Salladay in the fall of 1990. I worked at that law form for approximately 2 years. I began my practice as a sole practitioner in 1994. In July, of 1996, I moved with my young family to Great Falls, Montana. I have been practicing law here in Great Falls since then.
The main focus in my practice is domestic relations. This includes divorce, paternity, custody, parenting plans, child support. My primary clients are in Cascade County, Montana. However, I also represent clients in Hill, Choteau, Liberty, Toole, Pondera, Glacier, Fergus and Judith Basin Counties.