I am an attorney located in Richland, Washington. I grew up in Yakima, Washington. After a short stint at Central Washington University and Spokane Falls Community College, I joined the United States Air Force in 2005. While in the USAF, I was a TACP (Tactical Air Control Specialist). As a TACP, I worked on a two-person team working with the 82nd airborne, directing close air support firepower toward enemy targets. My training includes Army Airborne School, where I basically fell out of airplanes. It also includes USAF Survival during the winter. There I learned that if I leave my uniform out when it is really cold, it will freeze. (That made for a terrible morning.) I deployed to Iraq for most of 2007.
Notable awards include two Army Commendation medals, one Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.
- I currently serve on the board for the Columbia Basin Veterans Center (https://columbiabasinvetcenter.org/) and Career Path Services (https://careerpathservices.org/).
- Board of Trustees for Benton and Franklin County Bar Association (2021)
- adjunct professor
- trading stock
- learning to smoke meat
- attempting to train my chocolate lab (Henry) and Jack Russel Terrier/Chihuahua mix (Bruce)
Remember, on our worst day in America, it is still worth defending.