I have an agricultural background and grew up on the family ranch in Montana. I hold a BA in political science from Brigham Young University and a Masters degree in International Business Management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, (now part of the University of Arizona). I retired from Graybar Electric in 2010 after thirty years with the company. I have served 4 years on the Nampa School Board and have run twice for the state legislature from district 12, losing by 92 votes the last time 8 years ago. I am a strong constitutional conservative and believe our rights come from God not man, that the U.S. Constitution was written by men inspired by God in a way so as to protect our rights.