I grew up surrounded by music. I started piano when I was five, and although I enjoyed playing, singing was always my first love. My Mom taught me how to sing harmony by ear, really before I could even carry a tune. I added clarinet to the mix, and even played some alto saxophone in high school jazz groups. Once I started college, I focused on piano and voice, mixing study of Mozart and Beethoven with madrigals and Manhattan Transfer.
Eventually I changed directions academically and got my B.A. in French. I attended law school at Boston College, where I earned my Juris Doctor. In order to fully serve my clients, I returned to school at the University of Washington School of Law, where I received my Master of Laws (LL.M.), a graduate law degree with a focus on taxation, held only by a very small percentage of lawyers nationwide. I opened my estate planning practice in Lake Oswego in 2004.
“If you cannot teach me to fly,
teach me to sing.”
~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
On the more personal side, when I’m not working with my daughter on her homeschool or violin lessons, my family is often found hitting golf balls at the driving range. We also travel frequently, supporting my daughter as she participates in golf tournaments, fencing tournaments, as well as violin lessons from various master instructors. And, I am enjoying discovering my music again, singing with TWT.