I am presently an instructor at Western Michigan University, where I am also pursuing a PhD in literature. Prior to Western Michigan, I was a general practice attorney for six years. After three years at a small firm in rural Michigan, I began my own practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was also the ghostwriter for two published novels, and I am always working on some creative writing project.

I received two bachelor’s degrees with honors from Michigan State University in English and philosophy. I graduated cum laude from  the Florida State University College of Law, where I was executive editor of the Florida State University Law Review. I received a Masters degree in literature from Western Michigan University.

Other leadership positions have included being president of a rotary club, board member of a county hospice, board chair of a local women’s shelter, treasurer of the Association of English Graduate Students at Western Michigan University, and assistant scoutmaster of a boy scout troop.

I live in Ypsilanti, Michigan with my wife and our dog.