I love working with people to prevent (and solve) problems! I view the law as a service profession and am energized by providing thoughtful representation to my clients as they prepare for and navigate life’s transitions.
I am a lifelong Minnesotan. I grew up in Duluth and obtained my Bachelor’s degree at the College of St. Scholastica. After moving to the Twin Cities, I earned my law degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul.
Prior to law school, my passion for working with older adults was sparked by my experience providing full-time care for a relative with dementia. During law school, I focused my studies on elder law and estate planning, learning everything I could about policy, advocacy, and practice in those areas. I also worked as a law clerk for a small firm in Greater Minnesota, where I honed my skills working directly with clients and their families on a variety of matters, including estate planning, real estate transactions, and real property disputes.
After law school, I clerked for the Hon. Judges Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and James B. Florey at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Sauber Legal Services, I served older adults in the Twin Cities and in Southwestern Minnesota as an elder law attorney at legal aid.
I am a compassionate and enthusiastic advocate and a direct communicator. I have experience with both planning and litigation, including administrative appeals and appellate advocacy.
I am an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. I currently serve on the Governing Council and as Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. I have served as an adjunct professor for Mitchell Hamline School of Law since 2018. In addition to teaching law students, I love presenting to community members on topics such as advanced planning and elder abuse prevention.