A third-generation Central Virginia native, I graduated from Hopewell High School twenty-two years after my father did. Primarily self-educated, if I want to know about something, I go find out. To (mis)quote Mark Twain, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

I am a published poet, an amateur photographer and graphic designer, and have been singing in my church choir since childhood. I was a nationally certified Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Technician for six years and I love volunteering with Comfort Zone Camp, Richmond Figure Skating Club, and Richmond Synchro.

Married twenty years, I have three children.  My two sons are young adults starting to find their way in the world; my middle-school-aged daughter is a competitive figure skater entering her third season with Richmond Synchro and her third year playing the violin.

I love sci-fi/fantasy, both on screen and in print. Among my favorite TV shows are “Once Upon A Time”, “Agents of Shield” and “Doctor Who.” When not playing taxi to my children, I read anything I can get my hands on. I have a soft spot for young adult fantasy books and love sharing new finds and old favorites with my kids. I enjoy all kinds of music, and usually have Pandora playing at any given time. You never know what genre you’ll hear when you walk up to my desk!

The Receptionist/Legal Assistant position at Injured Workers Law Firm dropped in my lap as a great opportunity because I really like being able to help people. It’s important for me to leave the world a better place than I found it and to let other people know they are not alone – there are people who truly care about them.