Why did you get into family law?
I’m competitive by nature and this probably sounds terrible but I love being right! I also enjoy a good challenge. I turned to law after majoring in anthropology. As much as I love the study of humanity and evolution etc. I realized that I was not cut out to go live in the field and dig for fossils or be a professor.
What’s your favorite part of working in family law?
It’s fun and rewarding to help people reinvent themselves and have a fresh start. I’ve been practicing family law four years and law in general 12 years.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Hiking, traveling, Crossfit, doing game nights with friends, reading the latest mystery/thriller.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a very rural area in Maine. My childhood was great and spent mostly playing in the woods that surrounded my house. I always knew I was city girl at heart though. I was in Boston a lot when I was growing up and it will always and forever be my favorite city. I come from a long line of ‘chowdah’ heads. Losbter rolls, lighthouses, and people who don’t say their Rs make me feel like home!
What is your professional superpower?
I can pretty much always figure out a way to accomplish something even when everyone else has given up on it. My hustle is strong! I also like to put on my detective hat and dig around in things for that key piece information that makes the difference.
What life changing event caused more personal growth than anything else?
I lost my job in 2016 unexpectedly and it turned my life upside down. I let myself be upset for like two days and then I picked myself up and decided that I could either continue feeling bad for myself or I could take this chance to create my own job and become my own boss.
I focused on my very favorite quote from a DH Lawrence poem called Self-Pity– “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.” That quote has become my mantra in life, I even have it framed and hanging in my living room because I believe in it so strongly!