I have over 20 years experience handling legal issues impacting families. This span of years has enabled me to relate to my clients' points of view from the personal perspective of being a single, married, divorced, a single parent and as a blended family. I started out as an associate member of a two-attorney firm in Everett, WA after receiving my Juris Doctorate from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (Seattle University Law School) and I opened my own solo practice over 15 years ago. I have had the unique experience of being admitted to the Bar in Arizona as well as Washington due to moving to northern Arizona with my family for several years. This allowed me to maintain two practices long distance, first one in Washington while living in Arizona, and then one in Arizona, when I returned to Washington.