Bachelor of Science – 2002, Agribusiness
Juris Doctor – 2005
University of Nebraska
2005 – Present: Attorney-at-law in Hastings, Nebraska; shareholder with Sullivan Shoemaker P.C., L.L.O.
Advocates for clients in the areas of real estate, business/estate planning and administration, and agricultural law.
1998 – Present: Farm Manager with Pavelka Farms based in Bladen, Nebraska. Manages and markets for an irrigated and dryland farm which enterprises include corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and cow-calf / backgrounding
2003 – 2005: Law Clerk for Lincoln, Nebraska, law firms Harding & Schultz, P.C., L.L.O., and Rembolt Ludtke LLP. Legal research, writing, and contract drafting for private practice clients in numerous areas of civil law.
2001-2002: National FFA Organization Conference Presenter. Traveled to numerous locations across the United States promoting the organization and developing students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
2000 Summer: Seed and Chemical Intern for Novartis (now Syngenta). Extensive agronomic training and worked with numerous farmers and dealers dealing with a variety of agronomy / product matters.
Real Estate Brokers License – Nebraska
Real Estate Brokers License – Kansas
Nebraska State Bar Association – License # 23227
Nebraska LEAD Program – Past Participant, Past President of Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Education, Board of Directors for Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, Nebraska State Bar Association Member and Continuing Education Conference Chairman and Presenter, Past Member of the Board of Directors for Mary Lanning Health Care Foundation, Past financial secretary for local church organization, Member of Nebraska Chapter, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.