Bachelor of Science degree in Animal/Range Science from Montana State University (1996), Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University (2006)
For 17 years I worked directly in the criminal justice field - 15 years as a police officer; working as a patrol officer, school resource officer, Special Victim's Unit Detective, field training officer and sergeant.
Between my police experience in California and Idaho I worked for about one year as a corporate security officer at Albertson's Corporate Headquarters and about 1 year at Ada County Juvenile Court as a probation officer.
I have been married for 16 years and have an 8 year old daughter. We have a 25 acre farm in Kuna where we raise cattle, pigs, goats and chickens.