Age: 42.

High school: Graduated from Elbow Lake-Wendell, 1984.

College: Received business degree, Moorhead State University, 1989.

Petters case timeline: Hired by Tom Petters, 1993; became government witness, Sept. 8, 2008; pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, Oct. 8, 2008, and now is awaiting sentencing.