Having grown up in Alaska, I returned in 2009 after almost 10 years away from the state. I graduated from Service High School and attended college at the Universities of Oregon and Southern Oregon where I played football and graduated Cum Laude.
During the summer of 2000, I worked for Senator Frank Murkowski as an intern in Washington, D.C. After an elbow injury ended my football career, I worked as a ski instructor and helped coach high school sports before going to law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
I began working for the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office in 2009. From 2009 until 2013, I prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanors to felony level drug crimes and financial and property crimes. I also spent time managing rural caseloads for Whittier and Saint Paul.
In 2013, I joined the Law Office of Brent R. Cole, P.C., and practiced aviation law, corporate and small business transactions, and civil litigation. I also handled a variety of criminal matters including fish and game violations, guiding offenses, commercial fishing tickets, and DUIs. In 2017, I joined Guess & Rudd P.C.
I am a fan of the University of Oregon Football team having played for the Ducks in the early 2000’s. I enjoy spending time outdoors and with my family. My wife, Lindsay, and I have one daughter – Ella Brighton Bergt, born May 26, 2016.