I was born in Helena in 1967.  I've lived in Montana my entire life and am proud to be a 4th generation Flathead Valley resident.  My beautiful wife Amy and I were married in 1991 and we have two wonderful children, Michael (16) and Cassidy (9).  I feel very blessed and proud to be able to see my Grandparents almost daily (Jim (96) and Mary (93) Lavin), who still live independently in Kalispell.


1985 - Capital High School - Helena

1989 - Montana State University - Bozeman 
          BS - Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice

1991 - Montana Law Enforcement Academy - MHP Advanced Academy
          MT POST Certificate


1992 - Current - Sergeant, Montana Highway Patrol, Kalispell.
            * Staff and Command School, Nashville, TN 2001
            * MT Executive Leadership Institute, 2008
            * Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Command Certificates

1991 - 1992 - Special Deputy US Marshal, Missoula.


Montana Hope Project - Kalispell Coordinator

Flathead Valley Alcohol Enforcement Team Coordinator

Member of Safe Kids / Safe Communities of Flathead County

Member of STOP Underage Drinking in the Flathead Valley

Instructor:  Alive at 25

Golf / Racquetball / Hunting / Fishing

Member of the NRA