I was born and raised in a small town in southeast Ohio.
My dad was a high school teacher with an ardent passion for teaching and an uncanny sense of optimism.
His optimism taught me that if I just kept learning and working hard, there would be a payoff in the end. I turned out to be more of a realist, but I still believe that knowledge is power.
No one has ever called me because something good happened in their life. I take that responsibility very seriously.
In working with my clients, I aim to be as transparent as possible about their case so that they can be empowered by knowledge.
My philosophy in practicing law is that no one should have to navigate the courthouse or a legal injustice by themselves. I became a lawyer to assist individuals and families through difficult legal and personal matters.
My philosophy in life is that no one should be turned away because of who you are, what you look like, who you love, or how you pray. You belong here.
I love coffee and weightlifting. I live in Huntsville with my cats, Tom and Louise. My dad is still my biggest cheerleader.
JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
MPA, University of Baltimore
BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)