Work History

4/20/00-present: Attorney at Law- Solo Proprietor

12/31/98-4/20/00: Private Investigator

05/01/89-07/15/95 State of Alaska: Department of Family and Youth Services Supervisor, Addiction Treatment Unit (Drug Exposed Infants and their Parents)

07/01/88-05/01/89: Alaska Children's Services, Anchorage, Alaska: Evening Case Manager, Emotionally Disturbed Children's Unit.

01/01/89-05/01/89: Covenant House, Anchorage, Alaska: Evening Case Manager, Street Kids.

07/01/1987-03/15/88: Northern Lights Recovery Center, Nome, Alaska: Clinical Director, Residential Treatment Center for Eskimo Addicts and Alcoholics.

11/01/84-12/31/86: The Omni Clinic, Yakima, Washington: Executive Director, Chemical Dependency Treatment Program (Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Counseling Services).

11/01/83-10/31/84: Community Alcohol Center--Yakima, Washington: Outpatient Drug Treatment Director

04/01/83-11/01/83: Comprehensive Washington Mental Health, Washington: Methadone Treatment Program Supervisor

11/01/80-04/01/83: Tillamook County Community Counseling Services, Tillamook, Oregon: Drug Counselor, Mental Health Professional

05/01/79-10/31/80 Douglas County Council on Alcoholism, Roseburg, Oregon: Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

03/10/75-04/30/79 Douglas County Probation Department, Roseburg, Oregon; Assistant Agency Director

My childhood foster care and institutional experiences, my social services employment background, my business employment background, and my personal health issues.

I am compassionate and a very strong advocate for individual rights and responsibilities. I am a good listener, I am non-judgmental, persistent, perserverant and willing to learn and study.

Personal interests

Play Racquetball; Read; Do Crossword Puzzles and Sudoku Puzzles; Play with my Cats; Attend Performing Arts Events; Ride My Bicycle.

  • Bar Number: 23126 
    Nebraska , 2005
  • Bar Number: AT0011586
    Iowa , 2012
  • South Texas College of Law 
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence , 1998 
    Houston, TX
    Dean's List, 1978 to 1979.
  • Southern Oregon University 
    M.S. , 1979 
    Ashland, OR
    General Studies: Social Sciences- Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.
  • California State University, Northridge 
    B.A. , 1973 
    Northridge, CA
    Psychology major.

    Dean's List, 1972 to 1973.