I earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Dakota and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Prior to opening my own practice, I worked as a Readjustment Counselor at the Fargo Vet Center serving Veterans and their families. I previously worked at the Fargo VA Medical Center as a primary care social worker and a case manager for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program through the Salvation Army. I also have experience working the area of Children and Family services.
I was raised on my family’s farm in western North Dakota. I served as an Airborne Infantryman in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division (1999-2002) and later with the North Dakota National Guard as a Combat Engineer (2002-2003) and in the U.S. Army Reserve as an Engineer and a Finance Technician (2004-2007).