Prior to law school, I worked as a land surveyor involved in residential development as well as pipeline construction. At the time, I took the job in order to pay for school, but what I did not expect was the value it could bring to my practice of law. Out on dusty construction sites and in the cool shade of the forest, I got first-hand knowledge and familiarity with how my clients’ cases look on the ground. I found myself in the middle of boundary disputes unfolding in real time and helping contractors get things right the first time around. I learned the language of construction and the practical constraints on the industry. Now, as a real estate attorney I use these experiences to better advocate for and serve my clients. I fix problems before they arise, and when the world goes wrong, I strive to make it right.
Too often those of us who love the outdoors are lumped into two boxes, hiker-bikers and hunter-fishers. Outside of work, I do my best to avoid the labels and take in as much as I can. Every spring, you can look for me out on the trails heading north, and when the leaves begin to turn you will find me in the woods searching for game. If you see me, say hello.