Greetings! It can be daunting to set out on your own, to launch a business and elbow-grease your way through those first few years. It can be really tough to stick with it during the thin times, and it can be exhilarating when you reach a milestone. I know – I’ve been there. I’ve been a lot of places in my life – I grew up overseas, I served in the US Navy for 10 years, and I have run a bakery on my family’s farm in Independence. Before I went to law school at Willamette University College of Law in 2013, I had already tasted the pain and joy of entrepreneurship. While in law school, I had the unique opportunity to advise and work with small business owners as they began their journey and followed their passion. After I graduated from law school, I was blessed to work at one of the best business law firms in Oregon as an employment and litigation attorney. I learned from the very best in the business how to help employers in drafting and defending so they can get back to doing what they do best. I am now excited to be taking my skills to my own community, to serve employers in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
When I am not writing handbooks and policies, I represent survivors of domestic violence in Polk County on a pro bono basis, and I also serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in the foster care system. I am a member of the Oregon State Bar, and have been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. I serve on the board of Oregon AgFest, and am a member of Oregon Women for Agriculture.
I have three amazing children, a fantastic husband, and a million animals.