I am both a mediator and a collaborative divorce attorney. I offer a grounded and personalized approach based on my clients' needs. I grew up in the Midwest and attended Indiana University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I also studied in Lima, Peru and lived and worked in Honduras, learning Spanish and studying Latin American Literature and Studies. After teaching ESL for a number of years at the Community College level, I went to Seattle University Law School and focused my studies on human rights. I truly appreciated that S.U. was a Jesuit University because of its commitment to social justice and cultivating spirituality. It was a natural transition to become a Collaborative Law attorney and mediator. I practice yoga on a daily basis and try to provide my clients with a mindful and compassionate divorce experience that yields excellent results. Having gone through the divorce process with two children, I personally understand the emotional terrain that clients must navigate, and act both as a guide, educator and a true advocate.
J.D from Seattle University Law School-2002; Active Member of the Washington State Bar Association; Collaborative Law Training in 2005; Mediation Training with King County Dispute Resolution Center in 2005, Extensive on-going trainings in both Collaborative Law and Mediation for 12 years; King County Bar Association; former Board Member of King County Collaborative Law; former Co-chair of the KCCL Professional Development Committee, and former Co-Chair of King County Collaborative Law Family Law Section. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui, Hawaii.