I grew up in Massachusetts and attended Smith College (A.B. 1987). After graduating, I worked in the mental health profession. I spent many years as the Senior Crisis Line Counselor for Comprehensive Care (now New Vista). I attended law school at the University of Kentucky (J.D. 1998).
Before transitioning to fulltime Parenting Coordination, I practiced Family Law for 23 years and am a certified family law mediator. I am also a certified Parenting Coordinator (certification August, 2019) and am available to conduct parenting coordination for parents who are struggling to implement their parenting plans concerning their child(ren).
I am a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: https://www.afccnet.org/. I was formerly the chair of the Family Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. In the past I have served on the boards of Family Counseling, AVOL, Lexington Chapter of NAWBO, and Micah Legal, a local non-profit providing low cost legal services.
I am also the alumni representative and President of the local Smith College Club, and volunteer as a tutor at the Carnegie Center.