I graduated from Northern State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I attended South Dakota State University from 1995 to 1997 where I worked toward a Master of Arts in English. I began working at Warner School District in 1999 as the district’s librarian. In 2001, I began working as the district’s Technology Coordinator. I had very little knowledge about networking at this point and began attending classes and self-teaching. In 2009, I started teaching freshmen Computer Applications and have since added programming, game design, web site design, and graphic design classes. I graduated from Dakota State University with a MS in Educational Technology in December 2017.