Special Projects Coordinator; Administrative Assistant
Years in Practice: 11 years in law; 7 years at DLG
- Paralegal Certificate from Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
Areas of focus:
- Client billing
- Electronic database organization, work streamlining and operational productivity
- Administrative support to attorneys, paralegal staff and receptionist
My work in the legal field began in Richmond, VA as a secretary for a large downtown law firm in 1985. I moved to Chesapeake, VA in 1988, and in 1994 (after my daughters were of school age) I became involved with a local Christian Academy as a volunteer and substitute teacher. In 2007, after earning my Paralegal Certificate, I returned to the legal field as a paralegal.
Favorite things about my job:
Working with a great group of people who are all like-minded and truly perform well together as a team.
- Active Member of Redeemer Church of Chesapeake
My father greatly influenced my life. He was never one to complain, even when he was diagnosed in 1988 with Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS. He persevered through it all. Even in the early days after the diagnosis when I could see the stress on his face trying to deal with the news, I don’t remember him complaining about it or feeling sorry for himself. Over the next couple of years he lost the strength in his upper body – no longer able to feed himself or pick up his two small granddaughters. The hardest impact was when he was unable to go to work any longer. Despite his physical condition, he would exercise in his garage and play games with his granddaughters using his legs and feet to participate. His perseverance kept him from being bedridden with the disease and he was still able to walk and communicate verbally until he passed away 1991. I see his perseverance in my daughters every day.
In my spare time:
I enjoy traveling to new places, reading, motorcycle riding (as a co-rider) with husband and spending family time with my husband, two daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter.