Chisago County Courthouse
Phone: (651) 213-8650
Appointed February 8, 2002. Elected in 2004 and 2010. Current term expires Jan. 2017.
Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota (J.D. 1976); University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida (B.A. 1973) (President's Honor Roll).
Private practice 1979-2002; Banking 1976-1979.
Minnesota Supreme Court (1979); Federal District Court, District of Minnesota (1976).
Minnesota State Bar Association; Minnesota District Judges Association; Board of Directors for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Vice-President of the Congress of State Drug Court Associations; Minnesota Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Appeared on cable television discussing the effects of substance abuse issues on the courts. Presented on substance abuse, problem-solving courts, and/or child neglect issues at the following functions: 2004 State Guardian ad Litem Program; Domestic Abuse Task Force Forum; Federal Probation and Judiciary; Rotary Club; 2005 Annual MARRCH Chemical Health Conference; 2005 Annual Conference of Minnesota State Judges; 2006 Ramsey County Methamphetamine Conference; May 2006 MARRCH School Section Monthly Meeting; June 2006 Chisago County Chemical Dependency Task Force (coordinated as well); October 2006 New Minnesota Judges' Orientation; October 2006 St. Louis County Southwest Conference; November 2006 Methamphetamine & Drug Court Conference; November 2006 Methamphetamine on the Move Conference, sponsored by the United States Attorney’s Office and The Hazelden Foundation; 2006 Annual Conference of Minnesota State Judges; February 2007 Minnesota State Legislature; May 2007 Minnesota News Network radio program; July 2007 Minnesota State Bar Association Tenth Judicial District Bench and Bar Conference; October 2007 St. Louis County Southwest Conference; October 2007 New Minnesota Judges' Orientation; and November 2007 Guardian ad Litem Annual Conference.
Domestic Abuse Task Force; Chair of the Tenth Judicial Task Force on Innovative Judicial Interventions; Backup Judge on the Children’s Justice Initiative; Tenth Judicial District Pro-Bono Committee; Minnesota Supreme Court Appeals Panel; Minnesota Supreme Court Chemical Dependency Task Force; Lead Judge of Chisago County Juvenile Drug Court; Implementation of Chisago County Juvenile Drug Court; Guardian ad Litem issues; Chisago County Methamphetamine Task Force; Lead Judge of Substance Abuse Task Force; one of the first Judges in Minnesota to attend the Professional in Residence Education Program at Hazelden Foundation; Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council; Drug Court Initiative Advisory Committee; Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Vice-President of the Congress of State Drug Court Associations.