Educational background include an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management from the Leech Lake Tribal College, Bachelors of Science from Rasmussen University, and Masters of Business Administration from the College of Saint Scholastica.  He is a doctoral candidate (ABD Status) in the Doctor of Education program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota School of Professional and Graduate Studies.  

Professionally, he has expereince in both non-profit and for-profit sectors in the areas of advancement, human resources, training and development, curriculum development, and program management.  His past employers included industries in higher education, casino gaming, and tribal government.