I was born and raised in the Eastown area of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where from a very young age my parents instilled in me the importance and desire of helping other people. As an attorney, I am able to wake up every day knowing that I can fulfill that characteristic.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in English, with an emphasis on Language & Literature and a minor in Writing, from Grand Valley State University. I then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. While in law school, I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal, a Senior Associate Editor for Law Review, and a teacher’s assistant for Scholarly Writing. My practice areas include, but are not limited to, criminal defense, auto accidents, civil litigation, family law, contracts, landlord/tenant law, personal injury, estate planning, and appellate practice. I also volunteer through Cooley’s Access to Justice clinic helping indigent client’s receive expungements so that they may better their lives going forward into the future.
When not working, I enjoy running, backpacking, hiking, working out, snowboarding, mountain climbing, camping, kayaking, reading, live music, and spending time with my family.