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Prior Professional Experience
  1973-2001
ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Peavey Company. Greeley, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota
Held a variety of positions including Assistant General Counsel of Peavey Company, General Counsel of ConAgra Retail Companies and Labor and Employment Relations Counsel of United Agri Products.

1972-1973
Hall & Byers Law Firm. St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Associate Attorney. Served as contract Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. Cloud, and handled city attorney duties for Becker and Clear Lake, Minnesota, as well as real estate, litigation and other general legal matters for private clients.

1971-1972
Minnesota Supreme Court. St. Paul, Minnesota.
Law Clerk, Chief Justice Oscar Knutson. Prepared research memoranda on appellate matters pending before the Minnesota Supreme Court and provided other legal assistance to Chief Justice and other members of the Court.
Education
  Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana. J.D. (with Honors) 1971.

St. John?s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) 1968.

University of Vienna, Vienna Austria. Attended Academic Year 1966-67.

Completed ADR Training at CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado and FMCS Institute, Washington, D.C.
Professional Affiliations
  Admitted to Practice Law, Minnesota (1971) and Colorado (1985).

Labor Arbitrator Roster, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Arbitration Panel, FINRA (formerly NASD Dispute Resolution)

Member, Colorado and Boulder County Bar Associations.

Member, Mediation Association of Colorado.

Contract Mediator, Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution.
Publications
  Contributing Editor to the following publications under the auspicious of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association:

Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey, (First, Second and Third Editions and Supplements) BNA Books, Washington, D.C.

Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey, (First and Second Editions and Supplements) BNA Books, Washington, D.C.

Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey, (First Edition and Supplements) BNA Books, Washington, D.C.
Community Activities
  Member, Board of Adjustment and Appeals, City of Longmont, Colorado (2002-2005 and 2014-present).

Past President and Director, Habitat for Humanity for the St. Vrain Valley. (2002-2007).

Volunteer, Longmont Division of Community Relations, Mediation Services.

Past President, Longmont Rotary and Member, Longmont Breakfast Optimist Club.