Appointed Nov. 3, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2010 and 2016. Term expires Jan. 2023.
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, 1989
B.A., St. Olaf College in Northfield, 1985
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in Minneapolis, 1990-2008
Appointed as special assistant county attorney in Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, and Scott counties on individual cases
Law clerk, Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 1988-1989
Member, Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 2012 to present
Chair, Scott County Justice Steering Committee, 2011 to present
Former Member, First Judicial District Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, 2008-2012
Former member, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Team (SCANT)
Former member, Hennepin County Vulnerable Adult Law Enforcement Team
Professional and Community Activities:
Formerly involved in numerous training programs, including Hennepin County District Court jury selection, Hennepin County probation officers, and Minneapolis Police Department in-service training on child abuse.
Former speaker and consultant, American Prosecutor’s Research Institute
Former presenter, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association