I started working in geriatrics when I was 18 years old. It was the summer after I graduated high school, and I was hired as an activities coordinator at an assisted living facility. Soon I have my certified nursing assistant license and was working in a number of retirement homes and hospitals. With these jobs I was able to pay my way through undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and head off to law school at William and Mary.
With this background, elder law seemed a natural choice. I understand the importance of planning for long term care and how these plans affect the entire family. Because these decisions are often difficult and overwhelming, you need someone there to guide you through the process. I am experienced with Medicaid planning, VA benefit qualification, asset protection, estate planning and administration, and other concerns specific to elderly clients. In addition, I help families through the probate process after their loved one has passed away. I perform estate planning services for younger clients and families as well, arranging personal affairs long before old age or unexpected tragedy occurs.
When I’m not at work, you can find my husband and I running trails in Newport News, spending time with our daughters, hosting backyard movie nights for our friends, and wrangling in teenagers as youth group leaders at our church. I have been blessed with so many good things in my life, and it is my goal to help you and your family take care of that which is important in yours.