I grew up in a small town in North Dakota and received a Computer Science degree from North Dakota State University. I have been working at Microsoft since I graduated, first as a software tester and then later as a developer.
I spent my first six years working in Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) on the never released Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) project and on the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 release.
Since 2008, I have worked on the Visual Studio team. In Visual Studio 2010 I worked on the Tools for SharePoint Business Data Connectivity designer. After Visual Studio 2010 released, I moved on to Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011, where I have been ever since.