My childhood and teen years were spent as an Air Force ‘brat,’ and during that time, I attended about twenty different schools across the country. Later, as a college student, I studied at Brigham Young University and majored and graduated in Communication/Journalism. I worked for thirty years as a television newsman in Salt Lake City for KUTV and KTVX, acquiring three Emmy’s for my work there.
When I was in my forties, I decided to make a career change. I went to law school at Western State University in Fullerton, California, and received a J.D. with “scholastic merit,” in 2002. After graduation and passing the bar, an old news contact in Saint George offered me a place in his law office, so I moved to Saint George in 2002 to begin my career in law. I work largely in family law, criminal, and child welfare law. Helping people has provided a great deal of satisfaction in my new profession. I received the award for Trial Attorney of the Year by the Utah Parental Defenders Association, in 2011.
In 2009, I married Miriam, who I had met thirty-five years before, at Brigham Young University. Better late than never. The two of us enjoy hiking with our dog, Emmy, through the beautiful country in Southern Utah and enjoy living in the Saint George area.