Biography
My favorite words are “Why?” and “Because.” In every situation, I want to find the truth and act on it to serve your interests. That’s why I love listening, research, and writing: they are the three best ways I’ve found to formulate my question and build a “because” answer to guide smart action. My approach in planning with you is to listen actively. I will let you talk, and I will ask questions to help you discern what you want, why you want it, and which legal means best fit your end.

This is always my approach. Ask my kids or husband—they’ll agree that whether I’m studying for school, preparing to teach, tackling a new client scenario or digging into a question related to a hobby (gardening, cooking, child-rearing), I’m asking questions and listening for answers. My husband and I have lived abroad, moved across country, reached the teen years in our parenting, served in numerous volunteer roles, and tried just about every educational approach possible with our kids. Q&A has served me well. I’ll gladly put my fascination with questions and answers to work for you.

Education
  • Juris Doctor, University of Georgia, 1999, magna cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Huntington University, 1995, summa cum laude

Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust, Elder Law, Business Law, Practice Management, and Solo/Small Firm Section Member
  • Christian Legal Society
  • GracePoint Church, New Brighton, Minnesota
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section Member

Volunteer Activities
  • Parent volunteer at Parnassus Preparatory Academy, Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • CLS attorney mentor
  • Member, Alternative Legal Models Task Force, Minnesota State Bar Assocation

Current Projects
See my LinkedIn page.