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I had the fortune of being raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.  My parents fell in love with the islands while on vacation and moved the family less than a year later.  I was 2 years old at the time and was raised in Kailua, where I graduated from high school.

By the time I started college, law was my desired path.  I attended college at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon and was involved in the Air Force ROTC program.  Upon graduation from the University of Portland in December 1999 I was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.


The Air Force took me to San Antonio, Texas where I attended law school at St. Mary's University, School of Law.  Upon graduation in 2003 I began my legal career as a JAG in the United States Air Force - stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ready to relocate closer to family, I moved to Oregon in 2007 with my two daughters where I have lived ever since.  Today I live in Tualatin with my husband-partner in crime and our modern family of five kids and two pets.


  •  St. Mary’s University School of Law – J.D. 2003 summa cum laude

  • University of Portland – B.A. 1999 

Bar Court / Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2003

  • Washington State Bar, 2007

  • U.S District Court, District of Oregon, 2012

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016 

Organizational Memberships:

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel,                Board Member 2017-present

  • Oregon State Bar Association

  • Multnomah County Bar Association

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • CLM – Claims and Litigation Management Alliance