Appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Mark Dayton on Aug. 31, 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2019.
Appointed to the Hennepin County bench on February 6, 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2010.
J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1992
B.A., College of St. Catherine, 1989
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, Child Protection Division, 1992 - Mar. 7, 2008
Indian Child Welfare Act Specialist
Staff attorney, American Prosecutors Research Institute, Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2007 (part-time)
American Indian Bar Association
Former member, County Attorney's Association
Trainer, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Adjunct professor, Hamline University School of Law
Family Court Presiding Judge, July 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2016
Family Court, March 2009-Aug. 31, 2016
Criminal, 2008-March 2009