- Ph.D., Instructional Design, Capella University (2012)
- M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (1993)
- B.S., Mathematics, Utah State University (1988)
- A.A.S, Mathematics, Ricks College (1986)
- Gardening, bird watching, hiking, fishing, traveling, judging speech and debate tournaments.
- Worked at the National Security Agency as a Mathematician/Computer Analyst prior to coming to Ricks College/BYU-Idaho
- Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Joined the Church at age 16. Served a mission to Scotland. Have 5 children (4 living).