Serving the Citizens of Bonneville County Since 2015
It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life to serve as Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney. I was raised and attended school in Idaho Falls and consider it lucky to be able to return to my hometown and serve the citizens of Bonneville County. I attended Bonneville High School, received my undergraduate degree from Utah State University in Political Science, and received my juris doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2002. I have published articles on hate crime legislation and Idaho’s search and seizure law. I was a member of the Dean’s List and Idaho Law Review. At this point, I have handled nearly every type of case in the criminal code ranging from traffic infractions to murder cases. I have served in the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office since 2002 serving as deputy and chief deputy. I became the Prosecuting Attorney in 2015.
I currently serve on the Executive Board for Bonneville County handling policy matters for the county. I serve as chair of the Domestic Violence Task Force. I serve on the Regional Drug Court Governing Board to proactively and therapeutically combat the rising drug problems in our communities. I am also the attorney for the Eastern Idaho Critical Incident Task Force. I am a member of the Board of Directors representing the 7th Judicial District for the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association currently serving as Vice President. I currently handle violent crimes to include homicides, advise county officials in civil matters and manage the prosecutor’s office with 10 deputies, 10 support staff and a budget of over 1.5 million dollars.
I am married to Amy who is my greatest strength and the love of my life. We have three busy children with church, dance, gymnastics, piano, soccer, baseball and football.
When not serving in my official capacity, I enjoy volunteer work and civic organizations. I serve as Chair of the Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho – Idaho’s first crisis center which serves as a place for those in behavioral health crisis in south east Idaho. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Building Hope Today, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to combat child sexual abuse and gives tools to both law enforcement and prosecutors to investigate and successfully prosecute those who would sexually abuse our children.
I have been a prosecutor since 2002. I became a prosecutor because it is the one area of law where one may exercise discretion to achieve justice. I must balance the competing interests of the defendant, victim, law enforcement, and society in an effort to achieve a just result. No other career allows for this noble and fulfilling a goal. I love that I am able to serve my community and to do my part in keeping Bonneville County one of the safest and happiest places to live and raise a family.
I believe a prosecuting attorney assumes a high duty and has imposed upon him or her grave responsibilities. Interests of vast proportion are entrusted to a prosecutor. I and my office understand that public service is a trust. The Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pursues guilt and protects innocence, life, liberty and property. Our mission is to seek justice, to protect the community and hold offenders accountable for their actions.