I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah (autobiographical blogging here),
and attended Brigham Young University from 1993 to 1999. Between 1994 and 1996, I served in the Korea
Pusan Mission. While at BYU, I mainly studied political science and philosophy. (I was lucky enough to take several classes from T&S's Jim Faulconer.)
I also took just enough economics to get myself in trouble. After graduation, I married the fabulous and incredible Heather Bennett and worked on Capitol Hill for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) while Heather finished graduate school at George Washington University. Beginning in 2000, I attended Harvard Law School, escaping with my JD in June, 2003. I currently work for a large law firm in Washington, DC. Somewhere along the line, Heather and I managed to have a son, Jacob, who is widely regarded as the most wonderful little boy in the world. I teach Elders' Quorum and serve as an assistant ward clerk.