I write two regular columns for the Wyoming Lawyer. The first series, called “Write On,” is about legal writing. The second series, called “Friends of the Bar,” introduces the magazine’s readers to lawyers who practice law in Wyoming. Electronic versions of the Wyoming Lawyer are available on the Wyoming Bar website, at wyomingbar.org.

I have also published adventure articles on mountain climbing, written academic articles on topics such as the difference between taxes and fees, and won a poetry prize for a poem entitled The Choice of Two.

I have recently completed a middle grade novel entitled The Lake of Angels. It is about a young girl named Maggie-Margaret, who is forced to learn to survive in the Olympic mountains in Washington State. She is taught by a young Nez Perce boy, who is a descendent of Chief Joseph. I am now working on the second book in the trilogy.

A list of my writings is on my web page, if you are interested.


I enjoy getting outside and hiking/climbing in the mountains.  I have climbed many peaks in the Tetons, the Rockies, the Cascades, and the Olympics.  I also like to mountain bike and snowshoe.

I recently took up playing a musical instrument: the flute.  It is very challenging and very enjoyable, although a bit noisy at this stage of my development.


I have been very fortunate to attend some wonderful universities over the years, where I have obtained the following degrees:

Boston College
>Ph.D. – Philosophy: Political and Legal Theory, Greek Philosophy, Lonergan Studies
>J.D. – Articles Editor, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
>M.A. – Philosophy: History of Philosophy

The University of Washington
>Post-Baccalaureate B.A. – Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude

Northwest University
>B.A. – Religion and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude