I am a 1980 Graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno, with a degree in Journalism. After a year of working for the Tahoe Daily Tribune as a general assignment reporter, I returned to UNR to coach the speech and debate team, and obtain a Master's in Communication. In 1987, I moved to Silicon Valley to be closer to family, and attend law school at Santa Clara University. Upon graduating in 1990, I taught Legal Research and Writing at SCU, (1990-91). I then joined a mid-sized law firm in San Francisco. Realizing that the commute was taking too much time away from my family, I joined a solo practitioner in Campbell, in 1992, where I developed my background in real estate and probate litigation. I have since grown that practice on my own, and am also being sought out as a mediator in both real estate and probate/trust cases. I am married with two daughters. One is a senior at San Diego State. The other is a sophomore at West Valley Junior College.
I enjoy hiking, travel, theater, most sports, crosswords, and cooking.