Education & Training


July 2021 – Present
Goodhue County  Emergency Management Director
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office

January 2020 – July 2021
Patrol Captain
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office

January 2017 – Present
Multi-Jurisdiction Emergency Response Team (SWAT) Commander/ Tactical Commander
Goodhue and Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office

May 2013 – January 2020
Patrol Team Supervisor/ Sergeant
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office

May 2013 – January 2020
Field Training and Evaluation Program Supervisor

September 2009 – May 2013
Patrol Deputy
Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office
• Field Training Officer (FTO)
• Emergency Response Team – Team Leader
• Emergency Response Team – Basic Operator
• Crime Prevention Practitioner (CPP), MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
• Recreational Enforcement Deputy (Water Patrol)
• FLETC Domestic Violence Instructor
• Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

March 2007 – March 2013
Infantryman/ Infantry Team Leader (Sergeant)
Minnesota Army National Guard (MN ARNG)
• 2011 – 2012 Operation New Dawn (Kuwait and Iraq)
• Instructor, MN Pre-Mobilization Training and Assessment Element (MN-PTAE)
• January 2009 Task Force Enforcer, 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony
• September 2008 Joint Task Force Republican National Convention (RNC)
• Rapid Reaction Force Instructor – Trainer and Advisor to Norwegian and Croatian Defense Forces

June 2007 – June 2009
Police Officer
City of Kenyon Police Department

January 2007 – May 2007
Wackenhut Corporation

April 2005 – January 2007
Chief of Police
City of Goodhue Police Department

August 2002 – July 2004
Alexandria Public School District (Minnesota)

August 2002 – July 2004
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center (Alexandria, MN)

June 1999 – July 2002
U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Infantry
3RD Battalion, 75TH Ranger Regiment
Fort Benning Georgia


• National Tactical Officers Association | NTOA
• Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers | AMEM
• National Emergency Management Association | NEMA
• International Association Chiefs of Police | IACP
• The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners| ISCPP
• Special Operations Training Association | SOTA – Midwest
• National Association of State Boating Law Administrators | NASBLA
• National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI
• National Sheriff’s Association | NSA
• Association of Training Officers of Minnesota | A.T.O.M.
• Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association | MN LEMA


• Employee of the Year, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office – 2018
• American Heart Association, ECC, Heartsaver HERO Award – 2017
• Life-Saving Citation, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office – 2014
• Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army
• Army Achievement Medal, U.S. Army (2 Awards)
• Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army
• National Defense Service Medal, U.S. Army
• Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, U.S. Army
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, U.S. Army
• Professional Development Ribbon, U.S. Army
• Iraq Campaign Medal (with Star), U.S. Army
• Overseas Service Ribbon, U.S. Army
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, U.S. Army
• Army Parachutist Badge
• Army Expert Marksmanship Badge
• Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, U.S. Army
• Army Service Ribbon, U.S. Army
• Shoulder Sleeve Insignia – Former Wartime Service – 3/75TH Ranger Regiment (3RD Ranger Battalion)
• Shoulder Sleeve Insignia – Former Wartime Service – 34TH Infantry Division (“Red Bull”)
• Combat Service Identification Badge (CSIB) – 3/75TH Ranger Regiment (3RD Ranger Battalion)
• Combat Service Identification Badge (CSIB) – 34TH Infantry Division (“Red Bull”)
• Minnesota Army Good Conduct Medal, MN ARNG
• Minnesota State Service Ribbon, MN ARNG
• Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, MN ARNG
• Virginia National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon Award (Task Force Enforcer)
• Certificate of Achievement, 3RD Ranger Battalion
• Certificate of Achievement, 1/194 CAB
• Certificate of Appreciation, 1/194 CAB (2008 Republican National Convention)
• 1ST Place, 1-194 Tank Regiment 10TH Annual Bataan Memorial March
• Billy Mitchell Award, Civil Air Patrol – 1999
• Most Improved Cadet Award, Civil Air Patrol – 1998
• U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning GA


• Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST) Peace Officer
• Basic Emergency Management Certificate, MN DPS Learning Path
• Emergency Management Director/ Practitioner Qualification Program
• Critical Infrastructure Planner Program, MN DPS Learning Path
• Radiological Emergency Preparedness, MN DPS Learning Path
• FEMA Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Series
• ICS-300 for Expanding Incidents, TEEX
• ICS Forms Review
• FEMA IS-1, IS-3, IS-5.A, IS-11, IS-15.b, IS-29.a, IS-42, IS-100, IS-100.Lea, IS-111, IS-120.c, IS-130.a, IS-139, IS-200, IS-230, IS-230.d, IS-235, IS-240, IS-241, IS-242, IS-244, IS-247.b, IS-271.a, IS-288, IS-393, IS-559, IS-632.a, IS-700, IS-703.b, IS-800, IS-809, IS-1000, IS-2200
• WMD Crime Scene Management for Emergency Responders, Center for Domestic Preparedness
• PER301 WMD HAZMAT Evidence Collection and Preservation, Center for Domestic Preparedness
• Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course, G290 PIO, MN HSEM
• MGT-318 Public Information Officer in an All Hazard Incident, TEEX
• PER-344 Social Media Tools and Techniques, National Center for Domestic Preparedness
• MGT-460 Planning for Disaster Debris Management, National Center for Domestic Preparedness
•  MGT-461 Evacuation Planning Strategies and Solutions, National Center for Domestic Preparedness
• MGT-904 Intermediate ICS 300 for Expanding Incidents
• Advanced ICS-400 Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents
• AWR-376 Understanding Targeted Cyber Attacks, TEEX
• AWR-326 Tornado Awareness
• AWR-331 Winter Weather Hazards: Science and Preparedness
• Planning, Response, and Management of Radiological and Nuclear Incidents, Center for Domestic Preparedness
• Public Information for All-Hazard Incidents, Center for Domestic Preparedness
• Mass Casualty Incident Response, Center for Domestic Preparedness
• First Aid, CPR, AED, First Responder and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) – Various Certifications/Training
• National Boating Accident Investigations and Analysis, NASBLA
• Airboat Operator, Basic and Advanced Concepts, MN DNR Course
• Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups, Saint Paul PDI
• Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Awareness, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
• 3E Hostile Event Response FEMA Course MN-005-RESP, MESB
• Grant Writing Workshop, Grant Writing USA
• 2013 MSCIC Winter Conference, Minnesota South Central Investigators Coalition (MSCIC)
• National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) – Learning Management System – Various Trainings (ongoing)
• Basic SWAT Operator, Saint Paul Professional Development Institute – SPPD
• SWAT Team Leader Development, National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
• SWAT Command Decision Making and Leadership I, NTOA
• SWAT Team Leadership Training, Special Operations Training Association (SOTA)
• Skywarn Instructor G700-09, MN HSEM (updated Skywarn Spotter certificates)
• Forensic Partnership Training Program – Classroom
• Advanced Concepts in Forensic Medicine & Criminal Laboratory Sciences, MN BCA (Forensic Partnership)
• Asymmetrical Warfare Group – Basic Rifle (BRM) and Close Quarters Marksmanship (CQM) Train-the-Trainer
• ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, U.S. Army
• MN Pre-Mobilization Training and Assessment Element (MN-PTAE) Train the Trainer Academy, MN ARNG
•  Protecting Children Online: Technology-Facilitated Crimes Against Children, OJJDP & NCMEC
• Domestic Violence Instructor Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
• Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training, Basic 40 Hour, MN CIT
• Advanced Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Child & Adolescent Course, MN CIT
• Tactical Man-Tracking School, MN BCA
• Interview and Interrogation, MN BCA
• Islamic Extremism and International Terrorism, ATOM (MN)
• Crime Prevention Practitioner, MN BCA
• Field Training Officer Basic Certification, Field Training Associates – A.T.O.M.
• Patrol Supervisors Guide to Supervising FTO’s and Probationers, Field Training Associates – A.T.O.M.
• Supervisor Survival, MN BCA
• Targeting Solutions, Calibre Press
• Calibre Press Street Survival
• Taser Instructor, Taser International
• Rapid Reaction Force Instructor – MN Army National Guard, Norwegian Army, Croatian Army
• Warrior Leaders Course (WLC), U.S. Army
• Advanced Leaders Common Core, U.S. Army
• DWI Detection & SFST, Drugs That Impair Driving, OPUE (reoccurring classes)
• MN Advanced POST Pursuit (reoccurring classes)
• Landlord-Tenant Issues Faced By Police: Criminal Issues In Housing Law, Home Line (MN)
•  The Classroom Avenger: Youthful Offender/ School Shooters, Century College
• DWI Enforcement Update, Century College
• Mayo One Safety Training/ Auto-launch, Mayo Medical Transport
• Under-Aged Drinking and Investigating Adult Providers, Saint Paul Police Department
• Composite Risk Management Basic Course
• Combat Life Saver – Original Developmental Doctrine, 75TH Ranger Regiment (SOCOM)
• Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), Fort Benning GA (75TH Ranger Regiment Assessment and Selection)
• OSUT Infantryman Basic Course, Fort Benning GA
• Associates in Applied Science in Law Enforcement, Alexandria Technical College

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