My Consumer Protection background includes: * Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with Montana Legal Services Association's Consumer Unit, overseeing MLSA's self-help bankruptcy program and helping low-income Montanans with consumer law issues. * American Bar Association Janet Steiger Antitrust Fellow with the Office of Consumer Protection in the Montana Attorney General's Office. * Nationally-certified financial educator and foreclosure prevention specialist with Homeword. * Helped found the Montana Financial Education Coalition and the Montana Alliance for Responsible Finance to promote financial education and fair lending practices in Montana. * Drafted and lobbied for anti-predatory lending laws at the Montana Legislature. Other Accomplishments: * Adjunct faculty at University of Montana School of Law (Products Liability) * Clerked for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, for Hon. James R. Browning and Hon. Sidney R. Thomas * Editor-in-Chief of Montana Law Review 2007-2008 * Team captain for Jessup International Moot Court team * Clinical internship with Hon. Donald Molloy, U .S. District Court, District of Montana * Advisory board for Montana Law Review 2013-current I am admitted to practice in all Montana state courts, United States District Court for the District of Montana, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I am proud to be a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Montana Trial Lawyers' Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Last but not least . . . When I'm not in the office, you can find me growing things in my garden, cooking those things in my kitchen, and playing with my daughter Bianca. I enjoy singing and playing old honky tonk songs on my guitar and fiddle, as well as writing some new ones. Like most Montanans, I also love the outdoors, hiking, and catching a good fish.